difficult child read to

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, May 27, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    me tonight. It was out of one of the Fly Guy books that are at about a first grade level. He only read a chapter but he read it mostly fluently with only a couple of questions that he was able to sound out.

    This may not sound like much for a 6th grader but for my difficult child this was huge! I almost cried.

    Of course, this was before he went back to acting the total difficult child!
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    :beautifulthing: I had tears in my eyes reading your post. I glad he's developing some fluency... hopefully he will continue to show growth in this area. As for the rest of his behavior... sending a big cyber {{{hug}}}.
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Hey, it's a great sign! You're doing a great job and he will get there- maybe not as far as a momma's dreams want but I think that happens a lot. It sure happened in this house. Congrats Mom- maybe he'll do this a few times thru the summer!
  4. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    That is wondeful news !! Great progress with reading !!
  5. ML

    ML Guest

    That's awesome, Sharon. You have to revel in those moments.
  6. BestICan

    BestICan This community rocks.

    How wonderful!!! Congratulations, difficult child!!
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I bet your heart just filled with emotion hearing him read well. What a wonderful post.
  8. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Wow! That's huge! You need to pat yourself on the back for this one...I can picture you sitting with him and working on this for such a long time!

    I used to love reading those books to the kids...then I had it pointed out in a very respectful way by difficult child 2, that there was something strange about Super Fly Guy's nose. difficult child 2 is my sweet aspie who can be a little too "up front" when pointing things out.


    I've never been able to look at those books again!

    Great work! You need to strut!

  9. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Great. I am glad you had a positive interaction with difficult child to give you the energy you need to get through the other times.
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    That's great!
  11. graceupongrace

    graceupongrace New Member

    What a great success story! Those tender moments enable us to hang on through the storm in hopes that we might see another.

    Way to go -- (((hugs))) to both of you!
  12. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Oh, Sharon, I almost started crying when I read this. You get so few of these moments with difficult child. Hang onto this - hang onto the book to grasp that sweet memory in the worst of times.

    difficult child deserves a big CD auntie hug for reading with mom. It's what we all want from our difficult children.
  13. Stella

    Stella New Member

    it's moments like these that give us that little bit of hope we need to keep going... it shows you that they are still "in there" somewhere...
  14. aeroeng

    aeroeng Mom of Three

    Wow! As a dyslexic mother of three kids with reading issues I know how significant that was! How long the hours to get there! Congratulations!