I have NEVER been so happy for the weekend as I was this Friday.
My preschooler, Lucas, is riding the struggle bus big time at school and it is really wearing me down.
He has never been to daycare or any formal childcare (except for one time I sent him to the gym daycare, only to have him escape and wind up alone in the parking lot - not even kidding) so I fully expected this to be a rocky transition.
I was not prepared for how much it would bother me though. My older kids have never really had behavior problems. In fact, I can't even remember a time when they got in trouble at school. They have always been the easy kids.
Lucas is energetic, strong willed, mischievous and craves 24/7 attention. Sometimes these qualities are endearing and they definitely make him, him. But when he is being defiant and not listening to adults in charge it's not so cute.
Everyday when I pick him up, the teacher frowns and tells me she needs to talk to me for a second. My heart sinks as I listen to her rundown his misbehavior of the day.
To his teachers credit, she also points out the things that he does well. But I can't help but notice how I am the only mom she talks to everyday.
He has never done anything mean or hurt another kid and I know that it's probably much worse in my head then it really is, but of course it still bothers me.
My oldest kids were just well behaved all on their own. People used to comment what a great job we were doing raising them, but now I see that we just got lucky and I really have no earthly idea what in the heck I am doing.
I am open for any and all suggestions. We are having some success with just completely ignoring him when he is acting out, rewarding good behavior, as well as timeouts when that doesn't work - but it's not transitioning to school at all.
So if you have experienced anything similar, please let me know what worked for you cause we need all the help we can get over here!
This weeks menu
Lunches this week will be Bun less burgers and Unwiches, and Breakfasts will be Keto McGriddles
Here are links to all the recipes that I am using this week: