Sunday, May 20, 2012


We've had quite the interesting few weeks with Jack.  We are continuing with his habit "potty" training, but had to revamp it a little bit.  The changes seem to be working out well, thankfully!  Now, whenever he fulfills his requirements, he gets to pick a reward from a special box.  There are cards in the box with different rewards on them, such as a cup of soda, outside time, Wii time, etc.  My impression is that he responds well to it because he doesn't know what he's going to get each time, and it's always different!  Overall, he is struggling with it and progressing at the same time.  I can tell that he still wants to fight it, and we've had a few rather telling moments that speak to that.  However, he's made progress too, and is more aware of what's going on.  He is definitely maturing, and with that I can sense that he is opening up to the idea of change!  

Our big struggle right now is finding the right school for him this fall.  We opted out of 4K last year, and started the intensive therapy instead -but it's definitely time for him to start school.  Both his pediatrician and behavioral doctor suggested that he would be better off in 4K this fall, instead of kindergarten.  Tony and I can sense that as parents too, but we're having a hard time making that work.  The public school does not want to enroll a 5 year old in the 4K program, and the school that will enroll him in one, is a private school and requires complete potty training before they will take him.  What a bind!!  Please pray for us, that we make a good choice for him, and that he relaxes about potty training too.  Thank you so much for all of your support!!

Meanwhile, Jack has been earning military stickers to put up in the bathroom.  He created a battle scene with them a couple of days ago, and can stand there and talk about all of the vehicles and what they're doing.  It's fantastic to listen to him be creative, what a change!!

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