Sunday, July 18, 2010

well new term starts tomorrow adn my 15 year old is very stressed.

Meltdowns in teenagers are not pretty. :(

Oh well at least they dont happen as often and they are reducing in the level of distress so I guess things are on the up.

Instead of going on for literally months at a time they last half an hour or so now and for the first time ever I got an apology today!.

Now that was a huge positive.

And she is learning to be able to look at her actions and see where she has let herself down so that is the first step toward improvement.

She goes back to her alternative to education tomorrow and has to work out what she is going to do for the rest of the year when that finishes. She at least has a goal now and so fingers crossed she will be less resistant to work.

She is starting to realise that she has to toe the line to get what she wantsa and that is HUGE!

So while today has not been easy there have been some real strides forward.

Hope you all enjoy the school return and get enought time for a coffee break this week.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Donna, hope K had a good week and all is calm on the home front....for now :) Getting an appology is a huge step forward.

    I was watching 'worlds stricktest parents' last night, and had great respect for the ammount of patients these surrogate parents had for thier Aussie tear-aways - I wish I could bottle some of that, I know I'd be a much better mum if I had some on tap!