Since my last post, Hamslice has blossomed into a really great kid. He has finally figured out the benefits to being well behaved, and is motivated to be BETTER than the kids around him. Gone is his idea that the funnest thing is to be the worst kid in the class.
The turning point was in April (ish) after he threw a particularly ripe tantrum about how his Egg Mc Muffin was put together with the ham lopsided. We had to turn the car around and go home, which underscored our eventual discussion about how he is now too old to have any more tantrums, and that he needed to find another way.
And he HAS.
No more tantrums at all. Let me say that again... AT ALL. It feels so good to be able to say that about him. NO MORE TANTRUMS AT ALL. YAHOOOOO
Plus, he has been working with a writing tutor who has done amazing things with his handwriting. We are no longer worrying that we will need to create an IEP or 504 plan. He is solidly in the pack of his classmates, and I think he's going to make it.
|I'll drink to that!|