difficult child is a real trip !

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by shellyd67, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    difficult child has reading comprehension problems and has extra help within his classroom and one hour each week after school.

    He cannot stand going and gives husband and I such a hard time.

    Apparently out of the 12 kids in his afterschool program 6 or more quit with their parents permission.

    He has cried, screamed, pouted, etc. and relied heavily on " Well the other kids quit!"

    Anyhoo, last week before I dropped him off for school he gave me such a hard time.

    The ride to school was h**l !

    When I picked him up at 4:30 I expected him to come out and freak on me.

    Instead he said (very cheerfully I might add) "Hey Mom, guess what? I have perfect attendance in my after school group and I may qualify for a surprise gift at the end of the program and I sure hope I am not sick on the days I have to go"

    I could do nothing but laugh !

    This kid is a real trip ! Shelly:sigh:
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    LOL -- I wonder why the other kids left? Too bad they didn't hear about the prize or maybe they would have stayed on as well! :) It's funny how such a small incentive can turn around attitudes.
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I always say - positive reinforcement wins hands down every time. I don't care if people call it bribing - it works!

  4. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Marg, I have to say it does work LOL ! He has such a better attitude.

    I didn't post that I spoke with his principal several weeks ago about him wanting to quit because of the other kids quitting and that husband and I would not allow him to quit.

    The principal has made it a point (without difficult child knowing) of telling him what a great job he is doing.

    It takes a village.
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    he is funny! It truly does take a village - glad the principal is helping!