Ugh, horrible week!

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Registered: 04-11-2010
Ugh, horrible week!
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 5:59pm

I don't know if I can take this roller coaster. My daughter, Lilly, has been having a horrible week. She is in mainstream kindergarten and academically does fine, but her behavior is up and down. I keep track of green lights, yellow lights and red lights so I can praise her for good behavior. Last month was excellent for her only 3 red the entire month. Then last week 4 green and only one yellow, which is fantastic and she was rewarded and praised by many. This week, total regression to old ways. The last 3 days have been red, mostly for not following directions or listening.

I don't know what to do. Every time I think things are getting better, we end up back here.

I went to help in her class today and the teacher mentioned the reading teacher had tested on sight words. Lilly knows them well, we practice at home regularly. I asked Lilly how she did and she tells me not very good. She knows them, I just don't know how she could not do well.

Yesterday was just plain ugly. She was in trouble several times at school for not following directions. When she got out of school I told her that her Leapster was gone until she got a green light. Big mistake that I didn't wait until we got home. She had tantrums off and on the whole 3 blocks home. Sitting on the sidewalk screaming and crying. When we got home I sent her to her room for a bit, for both our benefit.

It's making me crazy trying to figure out what the deal is. How she can do so well, then so badly. Nothing major has happened lately to set her off. Her mood seems normal when I take her to school. She's newly diagnosed and I'm still trying to figure this whole thing out or at least make some sense of things.

I guess this is a vent more than anything. I'm just at my witt's end today. As I speak it's another meltdown because I told her no to going outside as we are leaving in a bit.

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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 6:10pm

I am so sorry you're having a bad week too. Must be something with "Lily's" this week. LOL My Lily has been having lots of regression lately too. I just wanted you to know you're not alone. I hope things get better soon!

Amy~mom to Natalie, Lily ( 7 yrs, pdd-nos, sensenbrenner syndrome) and Joshua

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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 10:12pm
Sorry such a bad week. It's been a rough week here, too. ((((Hugs))))