What Is Working!!!

I  wrote here about some ideas we have had and how we have used them in our family.
Today, I’d like to write an update on that, and how things are going!

We have had a LOT of changes in our family, especially within the last month!  Three of our girls are now in Public School and 1 is homeschooling and also enrolled in College classes.  I should really say, “College Class” because she can only take 1 class the first semester and then, she can take more. 🙂
She is proud of being a college student at 16.  And we are proud of her too!

All of the girls are doing well in school.  There have been a few bumps in the beginning.  We had to change a Spanish teacher for Sweetie 1 because the teacher was a “yeller” and that would just NOT work for her.  She LOVES her new Spanish teacher and all is well in her life now. 🙂
Sweetie 2 has had a great transition to Public School. She is doing well and making friends.  I knew she would do great!

Sweetie 4 is doing really well in her school and I have received 2 emails from teachers saying what a pleasure she is in class.

She has come home each day with stories to tell and adventures to share.  MOST have been good, and a couple not so good.
I am having to explain to her about Jr. High Boys and sometimes how they act. 🙂

She has had a couple of incidents in the last month where she felt overwhelmed and reacted to that overwhelm.
The thing that has worked EVERY TIME is… “Sweetie, I know you don’t like this! Let’s choose a different way.”
AND SHE DOES!
For a long time she had this “feeling” that we expected she would be disrespectful or snotty.  Hearing us tell her, we KNOW she doesn’t want to be that way seems to really encourage her to stop in her tracks when she falls into a rut!  It is such a powerful and positive tool!
She needs to HEAR that we know she wants to do well.
The more we say it, the better she does!
It is like speaking life into her.  She rises to the occasion!

I am so proud of her!  I am so proud of all of them!

1 Responses to What Is Working!!!

  1. mamaV says:

    Hooray, hooray, hooray!
    Praise God for each of these successes!

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