Don’t want to jinx it but…

28 Nov

We’ve spent two days at the Y and have had two days without any violent incidents!

One lady who watches Nate told me she would never write him up because she knows he’s not a mean kid.  She says the only time she’s ever seen him act aggressive/rough with another kid was when the kid tried to take a toy he was holding.  I even talked to the lady who wrote him up about how stressed I am about the whole thing because I wouldn’t know what I would do if I couldn’t go to the Y.  (Here’s where I feel sorry for myself because I have no friends here since Monica moved away.)  She told me there are kids who are far, far worse than Nate and that I really shouldn’t worry about it. That’s semi-comforting but I still can’t help but be a little worried.

As far as what Andrew and I have done to break Nate of his bully behavior, well, I don’t really know for sure.  We’ve been putting him in his crib for timeout EVERY time he pushes or hits, even if he’s just playing.  (And I’m happy to say the amount of time he’s spent behind bars has significantly dropped.)  I also make him say (try to say) “sorry for pushing/hitting” to Nia and I tell him “no push” and “no hit” and have him repeat it to me right before we go into the Y.

All we can do is keep doing what we’ve been doing and hope it all sinks in to that tiny hard skull of his.


2 Responses to “Don’t want to jinx it but…”

  1. the real ~Roxann~ November 29, 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    glad to hear it's going better! what a relief for you!

  2. Scoop November 29, 2007 at 3:13 pm #

    Nik…let me know what works. Andrew has been biting his care provider's children and he hasn't done that in months. This week he's done it one time each day. I know sometimes 3 year-old Bella tries to get bitten to get her mother's attention. I've seen her do it. She goes over to him and sticks her hands in/on his face. But Lizzy is only 1 year old and doesn't do anything and he walks over and bites her. I think he's sad that I've left him for the day but he used to love it there. Why are boys so mean?

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