We've been having some trouble with my daughter's attitude lately. Her teachers brought it to my full attention at our last parent-teacher conference. Academically, she was doing wonderful. Socially, she stunk. So her teacher has begun sending home a behavior chart listing the three areas where she needs the most work. The chart scores her behavior from 1 (never) to 5 (always). They also suggested therapy might be needed, but I'm hoping we can get past the problem without it. My husband and I are admittedly very nervous about our daughter getting too close to "unnecessarily overmedicated." So we're understandably leery about taking her for a psych evaluation for fear they'll just throw a prescription at her. We've been taking steps at home, mostly involving prayer and additional training. I put a glass jar and some clear marbles on the book case and, when she's polite, she gets another marble. A good report from school also earns a marble. A full jar will get her dinner out.
Today, she brought home three 4's (most of the time). I was so excited I picked her up and danced around with her. I yelled and shouted. I feel so euphoric; like I could do back handsprings without any training at all.
Anyway, since she's doing so well today, I thought I would publish it in my blog for all the world to see!