Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What a Difference

:) Those of you that read this blog regularly, know that I hesitate to share when good things happen with my kids behavior because generally shortly there after things fall into heck in a hand basket.

However, I just gotta share!

The last 2 years have been a struggle for N.

E coming home and needing so much medical attention sent N into a tizzy! First we were asked to leave a daycare, then we had to stay home with sitters for while. We tried counseling, we tried reading books and applying the principles. We tried treats. We tried consequences. We would have good days and bad days.

We started Kindergarten with some trepidation...and it was a struggle all year long. Talking and bossing and controlling and not focusing. His teacher was a blessing because she repeatedly told us that her son was just like N when he was little and she knew what to do with him. Although we still had more red and yellow days than green ones on a behavior chart of red, yellow and green.

The thing was that N, isn't a bad kid. He doesn't do most of the stuff he does because he's trying to be bad. It's frustrating as a parent to watch your child struggle with behaviors he knows he's not supposed to do...yet does them any way.

D and I decided that we would have to change up the way we worked with him. We decided that we would work on quality time. Work with him. Give him specific goals, and specific things to do to keep his mind occupied. Because you see.... most of the time his mind has raced to the next thing even as it's processing the here and now.

We have now gotten through the first WHOLE MONTH of school and he's not had one yellow or red day yet! And apparently this is a pretty big deal because his teacher is supposedly "harsh". Not sure what it means, but it seems to be working on N.

He's been asked to escort a child that was hurt in PE to the nurse because his behavior has been so good. He's been asked to help the teacher with tasks.

The had a citizen of the month ceremony last week, and his new goal is to be able to be citizen of the month. He told me what he had to do, and he's ready to work on it.

He even wants to be a Boy Scout.

Not sure if it's maturity, settling, the quality time...or the constant prayer...but this year is so so so much better!!!

My beautiful sweet...amazingly tremendously smart N is blossoming and growing. He's gonna be president some day I know it! :) .... or perhaps just an amazingly spectacular human being. :) oh wait he already is! :)


Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go N & N's parents!!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Whooop Whooop!!!! Sounds great to me! Love it when you see the improvements :)

James 1:27 Family said...

Yay! That's wonderful. I'll vote for him. :)

Much love,

Adeye said...

Oh that is soooooooo wonderful, my friend. What a beautiful praise report. And what a sweet and tender heart your precious little boy has. Well done, good and faithful servant----too many parents would have given up on him. But not you :)

Unknown said...

Yay! So glad to hear that he's doing well!!!

LisaShaw said...

Aww, I'm SO excited for him! So proud of him!!! Give him a big hug from Miss Lisa.

Love you girl! Keep strong in the LORD. You're precious as is your family.

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