I just wanted to take a bit of time to vent... I have two lovely kids-- they are smart and sweet.
And honestly most of the time~ I am so very proud of them.
However-- my son has been having a challenging time recently.
I have thought about giving the kid water and bread for a week... just to get him back to behaving.
He's not being violent -- but he is not listening the first time, and he requests extra time to manage his behaviors. However, he is unwilling to be patient with others.
I feel like I'm being parented by my child. grrrrr. Since he has SPD and I know how bad the meltdowns are-- I am reluctant to "batten down the hatches"... I realize that this may just be a short lived stage, maybe he's growing-- maybe he's getting sick. But, whatever the reason-- His behavior needs to CHANGE.
He's too smart for his own good.
On the other side of the scale is the knowledge that he needs boundaries and structure.
When he is misbehaving he won't listen,~~~ then when the obnoxiousness is over he has an "excuse" about why he acted the way he did. I'm SO tired of the excuses.
And then I also know that if I crack down too much on Shane-- he gets super depressed about his lot in life. This way of thinking scares me-- I don't know how much of the negative stuff he means-- or is he just saying the negative stuff to get a pass on being responsible, respectful and considerate.
I guess it's time to break open those parenting books and see if I missed some chapters!