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Old 01-14-2013, 12:25 PM   #14
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Re: Basically it's Monday

Originally Posted by jwjbbrown View Post
At school. Things were quiet this morning, so that is good.

I have to say that I am getting a bit tired of MH's dramatics in the AM. I told her a pedicure is off the agenda until she earns it back by showing me that she can behave as a 5 year old. It is getting RIDICULOUS. Every morning she finds something to melt down and cry about. No matter how prepared I ma she messes up some part of the morning, gets in trouble, and has a melt down...cycle needs to end.
It's great isnt it.

It really doesn't matter how well you plan it...something is going to be the trigger for a meltdown. It's baffling!

I know sticker/smiley charts are a PITA to keep up with but maybe she'd be too busy doing it to have a meltdown?

One for putting PJs away.
One for getting dressed.
One for putting her bowl in the sink (or DW) and wiping up any mess on the table.
One for brushing her teeth.
One for getting shoes and coat on...or being good while someone helps her.
One for going to school nicely...not temper-tantrums.

I know that's a lot of smileys but might it help?

Originally Posted by jwjbbrown View Post
Janine. Good work!

I am fading fast and may have Jerry pick me up after 1:00 go home and nap before my meeting.
I hope you get time for a nap. I'm going down fast here too. So tired!
I am Janine; mum to Shannon (10), Derry (8), Cameron (7), & Fynn (4)

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