Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I am back from school.

Kaylie managed to get in line and got lunch today. Yay!

Liam has no problem getting his lunch, but does have a problem with listening and following orders. I warned him last night that if he didn't do well in school today that his tv watching privilege would be taken away...that means no more Spongebob or cartoons.

As the teacher was telling me all the things that had transpired during the day, Liam was looking down and was in tears by the time the teacher finished her recount. Due to the fact that this is his third day misbehaving, his recess play time will be taken away. I hope he learns his lesson and starts paying attention.

We'll see how it goes tomorrow.


Becky said...

Oh, Kait! What a bummer for Liam and you. Believe me, I know how these conversations go...and I'm still having them in the 3rd grade. But, I think it's getting better. Just depends on the teacher and how well they communicate expectations and transitions how well Cam will do. One thing I've learned, though, and I hope you don't mind if I share this, consequences at home rarely had any effect on Cam's behavior at school. Eventually, I learned that what happens at school, stays at school. They give him the consequences in a more immediate fashion, and it remains in context. Home remains a safe place to fall after a hard day of trying to contain himself (and failing some days). These kids just have a hard time in social situations. I wouldn't be surprised to find you looking at an Asperger's syndrome diagnosis one of these days, or something similar. Liam seems so much like Cam. I know you want him to learn the rules, just remember that you're his advocate, too. You might find it better to have the conversations with the teacher out of his earshot, too. Cam hated being talked about, and who would like that? I'm just sharing...I know your situation is not exactly the same, but since I've been doing this for 18 years now, I figure I might have something to offer! LOL

Anonymous said...

Sounds just like Nick last year. I have to say that this year is looking much better already. Good luck, my friend.