Aug 21, 2015

Bike Riding Reward

Liam has had a phenomenal couple of days at school.  I'm not sure if it's getting lucky or if he's really starting to turn around.  I know that age can play a factor.  As the kids get older they mature and learn how to use more self control, or at least have a better understanding.  Bribing helps us tremendously. Since the first day of school, July 30th, he had hit a child or a teacher or showed some sign of aggression every day.  Yesterday and today have been awesome!  He was actually "normal" in class.  He was focused, he followed directions, kept his hands and feet to himself, and refrained from using any kind of aggressive verbiage.  The teacher leaves daily notes in his notebook (positive and negative) that I have to sign off on and send back.  She had nothing but great things to say.  I must be a big sap because I cried two days in a row over this good news!  She's also been sending me pictures of him in class through text.  His teacher is AMAZING!  I couldn't ask for a better person to care for Liam.  So, for good behavior, he was able to do something he really wanted to do...ride his bike around the neighborhood.  Something so simple seemed to get his attention.  I try to use rewards as much as possible to help him grow and work towards goals.  Bike riding appeared to be the "it" reward this time.  I am hoping for the best going forward.  I don't want to jinx anything, but I have a good feeling about his progression.   At least at the moment.

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And then bad things happen when you least expect it.  But it's always nice to have a sweet brother to come to your rescue and give you comfort when you need it the most.











"Follow me, brother."





Liam has this weird thing that if he sees grass on the ground he has to walk his bike through it.












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