Once again it was great to have you at our house to work with us and the kids! Things are getting saner. The big win I had was really seeing where each child was on the tone scale. This helps me understand my kids better and makes me understand a lot of their actions. Not only do I see their strengths and weaknesses I knew better how to handle them and to help improve the situation and raise their tones.
Andy — It was great to see him put a log piece puzzle together by himself without stopping or whining for help. I’ll work on the tutor situation to help his confidence at school.
Jenna — I’m looking forward to Jenna and I starting the Girl Scouts on Friday. This will help us continue to bond and give opportunity for own time with both her and Krista.
We’ll make a point of getting more activity in with the kids and walking the dogs, too! They love swimming and so I am going to look into the indoor pools and when we could take them over the winter!
Garrett–His communication is continuing to improve all the time. He’s less whiny, easier to talk too. Seems less keyed in.
Krista–I think with the more ‘own time’ and giving more attention, using the reference about really validating her and giving her some more freedoms will make a big difference.
She does decide quicker to come up to ‘cheerful’ so she is not in her room as long. This is a win.
It’s great to see measurable progress with everyone since your last trip and even progress this past week.
We have definite action steps and tools as far as where we are heading from here which is great.
I can’t wait to see the progress over the next few months until you come back!
Thanks for everything!
We all think you’re really cool!