Out of Sight–Out of Control!

Verse: Philippians 4:13
As our son Michael was transitioning from infant to toddler years, he was placed on a low dose of anti-seizure medicine. Because of the time frame, we did not realize all the changes he was making were influenced by the drugs he was given. Michael went from being a laid back, easygoing, deep-thinker kind of baby to a wild, uncontrollable toddler.
At church, nursery was hard. During many services the workers would come get me from church to either talk to him or punish him. At one point, I was asked not to bring him back for soulwinning nursery because the worker refused to watch him. He was right around the age of two. He would bite children, throw chairs, hide from the adults—the list was unending. As a young mom, I had no idea what to do. It was overwhelming, and I felt like a failure.
At home Michael was not the kind of toddler you could just send to his room to play. I tried that once and he took a play hammer and knocked out his window. One thing I discovered was that he did so much better on a schedule. When we did the same thing the same way at the same time every day, he was calmer. So, I started homeschooling him at two and a half. We followed a schedule as if we were at school every day. I rarely let him out of my sight! A schedule became my best friend.

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