Friday, August 28, 2009

The Dustin update . . .

First week of school is almost over. We have not had one phone call from the school or from his 1:1 paraprofessional. Don't have a clue how school is going, but I suppose no news is good news. We have not had a melt-down after school. He has not ran out of the house. The only issue we have had is that he is having a difficult time falling asleep at night.

Last night he and I had a little throwdown about 11:00. He was mad that I caught him watching tv when he was supposed to be sleeping. He threw a little tantrum. Nothing out of the usual.

I am almost afraid to type this. I am afraid he will meltdown horribly since I put it all out there. But, Robert and I have made some changes in how we respond to him. He is getting a little more independence during the day. We are praising the snot out of EVERYTHING he does. He has done really well. He is happy and proud of himself. I am pleased.

Routine is a good thing.

7 comments:

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

*shhhh* sounds awesome!

FAScinated said...

*Whispering* I've got my fingers crossed for you.

Tiruba said...

Yay! It is nice to get a reprieve here and there isn't it? Hope it continues!

Linda B said...

shhhh...I a whispering a congratulations to you all

atlasien said...

Hope it keeps up... good luck!

zunzun said...

Am I the only one that finds the constant prasing tiring...I see some parents do it so effortlessly and I always feel like a big faker but it seems to work...they eat it up...

So glad you are getting a bit of a break...hope it sticks!

Scott Greider said...

Does he have a TV in his bedroom?