Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Better Today

Silas had a much better day today. Thanks for all the advice, friends. I appreciate all the feedback. I needed the guidance.

We had a good talking-to this morning over breakfast, told him that school was part of what he was supposed to do, that it was okay to miss his family, but we would see him at the end of the day. I talked to his teacher and told her we backed her up, prayed for her, and knew that this was a transitional period. She made him an incentive chart for his tasks, which I think is great. I think part of his anxiety (and what we struggled with last year with homeschooling) is that there is actual, writing work. And not just playtime. He does better with doing one job at a time, and not looking at a whole list of things to do. Incentive chart at school? Number one. He teared up a little this morning in the car on the way to school, but did not cry anymore after that. I was proud. So was his teacher (and relieved, I might add).

Thanks again for all the advice... I am watching and waiting to see how the next couple of days go, and then into next week.

7 comments:

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Oh good! He's gonna do just fine mom! It's an adjustment period, but give him time. He'll be lovin school before you know it!

Abbey said...

Poor thing! That is so sad and hard girl. Hang in there! You're such a good mom! Lots of changes lately for everyone...I'm proud of him too!! Glad he had an easier day.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad today went better. Some comments I give kuddos for in your last post that I would def. consider...Inviting a few of his friends over from his class. I also like the idea of lots of communication with his teacher. I'm sure this situation is very intimidating for her so in order for there to be as little tension as possible, keep those lines of communication open. This is just as much a learning experience for her as it is for him. I like how you encouraged her and said you were praying for her, but don't neglect the fact that she needs to be in control. It's hard but as an educator, she can do it.

Delight in victories, no matter how small and worry about tomorrow, well, tomorrow! I have found living each day for the day helps me with situations like these. Good luck! I'm praying for you all!

Missy said...

Yeah, I'm glad it went better!
And I'm glad I get to see you this weekend!
My kids will be at Crissy's all night, I will get there around 10??? I don't know...it will be late. Stick around!

care-in said...

What a great talk you had! It will get easier. I appreciate the fact that you encouraged the teacher...that means a lot especially to a first year teacher. Small steps and small victories!

Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side, at least your not still running into that pole.

Marsha said...

Good deal. Let's all continue to pray because Monday is another day!