That's the words that were muttered to my mother when she picked up Squeaker at the bus stop by the bus driver. Apparently my little heathen had hit the bus driver in the back of the head while the bus was driving and the day before he had spit on a girl. He had progressively gotten worse on the bus with worse behavior. He's 5... who wants their 5 year old kicked off the bus, but at the rate he's going that's probably what will happen before the end of the year.
We've instituted the 123 M*gic into our daily lives... my mother of course doesn't believe in it as she calls it it's bull*hit, but at least I have D on board with it. S*anking was not working... (Good golly I have a lot of asterisks in my blog post) I never bought into it and have tried until now to get D on board with other discipline efforts. It's not perfect, but it has helped.
Squeaker is at school all day - he goes to the special education classroom in the morning and then to the kindergarten classroom in the afternoon. We learned at his parent -teacher conferences that he was doing excellent, using his words to problem solve, asking for help with conflicts, etc. Then we had to break the news to them of the bus problems... so now we have a book we're going to read to him about bus behaviors, etc.
I'm at a loss for words as to what to do to help him on the right path. He has moments of greatness and moments of awfulness. He's a strong willed child. He's a smart mouth. He's incredibly loveable at times... He makes me crazy... he makes my mom crazy... Nana threatens to quit probably once every other week if not more frequently. It's a good thing I'm on prilosec because otherwise I'd have an ulcer.
Thoughts are appreciated... I don't know if this behavior is only happening in the afternoon when he's tired, or if it's happening in the morning as well... In other news the poor kid is allergic to just about everything... dust mites, grass, weeds, mold, dog (mildly) and cat (which he loves) actually both animals he loves... so we're starting allergy drops in the hopes it will improve his symptoms. One can pray it does. He was a trooper through the whole allergy testing thing and the multiple shots in his arms.