Wow--difficult child got an A on math test and was voted baseball team captain

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by TerryJ2, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    So I bought him a PS2 game. I finally found the old controller, which I had hidden and forgotten months ago. He asked if he could get a new game every time he got an A on a test. Always plotting, that one ... :) I told him it was the fact that it was math, his worst subject, and being voted team captain, in the same day. Oh.
    From one day to the next, I never know what to expect from him!
  2. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Terry, heres hoping you get another good day or two. Sometimes the switch from one day to another can be exhausting, can't it?
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Terry, wow! That's GREAT!!!
  4. keista

    keista New Member

    YAY! Most exciting! Congratulations to you both!
  5. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

  6. TeDo

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  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Way To Go difficult child!!! :cheerleader:
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Enjoy every moment of the "up" times. They are so encouraging and reaffirm that he is capable of success. Senind best wishes. DDD
  9. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Terry, isn't it amazing how this can make your whole day perfect ? Congrats to your difficult child on both counts !!! My difficult child came home with his 1st math test yesterday too. 20 out of 20 correct ! Perfect score for my difficult child ! I just hope it continues ... LOL
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
    I have to be careful not to get my hopes up too much--even though he was very talkative and happy yesterday, he could be down tomorrow. I am trying hard to find a pattern, but he's so sneaky, I can't tell if he's up in the middle of the night or what.
    Fingers crossed for continuing maturity.
  11. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Great job, difficult child!
  12. JKF

    JKF Well-Known Member

    YAY! That's awesome! Go difficult child!!!
  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I hope the reward is a motivator for him! It's amazing how little successes can add up :)
  14. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    He's still doing well. Dug his heels in about the dishes and a video game last night, but in general is okay. Haven't gotten any emails from the teachers yet. I guess no news is good news. :)
    Tonight is the open house so I will learn more.
  15. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I hope that he recognizes that the biggest award is his self pride and he aims to achieve in the future for just how good it makes you feel inside. Building self esteem really makes decision making easier and with additional success he may morph into a total easy child. Hugs. DDD
  16. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Terry - I know. Its really hard to morph from difficult child-parent-mode to typical teen-parent-mode. I'm having to go back to kindergarten and learn how to parent all over again!

    Isn't it wonderful?!
  17. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Uh ... yeah ...


    Last night he lied and tried to get out of doing his math. Finally did it just b4 husband and I got home.
    The open house was okay. Nothing unexpected. Except that missing items difficult child didn't know about hadn't actually been handed out so I was relieved to know difficult child isn't losing things. :) He got his school pictures back. He looks mean. Hmm. Guess it's the tough guy thing.