Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell that bought the Beekman farm in Sharon Springs, NY and try to figure out how to switch from city folk, to country folk.
Last night I rested with Sam on his bed. And I fell asleep. Woke up at 11 pm, totally missing my shows and all the "work" I was planning on. I tried to go downstairs and do something, but it just didn't happen.
While laying with Sam, I was amazed at the comfort I brought him. Just being there, not talking. I love that boy. He's discovering himself, learning about friendships, listening in class, remembering his homework (most of the time), and being a good kid. He still has issues with some things that we are working on, but ever since we instituted positive only reinforcement, our lives have changed dramatically. He is no longer punished for things he doesn't or can't do, his is rewarded when he does things efficiently. Our home is privilege only TV/Screen time. If he does his work, chores, and is kind, he gets rewarded with television or Wii time. Such a simple concept, yet so extremely effective. I wish I had gotten my head out of the sand a year ago and instituted this concept then. I guess we all learn. Raising kids, raising boys, and raising an ADHD boy is tough work and it is a learning process. Trial and error. I hope this trial works error free for the length of the school year.
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