“So I thought I would give an update from yesterday and this is for the win!
After my brief rant/post (which was self-care & self reg), I was able to regroup. I created a safe space for my son, who said, “I hate homework”. I told him I was not going to get mad over homework anymore. I started with a 2 mins. timer and stuck to it. We were able to get 4 out of 5 pgs done over several short sessions. Then we were exhausted and went for a walk to clear our heads. I took notes along the way about pg 5. This morning, I booked an appointment with him and stuck to it. For once, we didn’t start with a fight, negotiation or negativity. I had set up some visual prompts in the doc and HE actually went through it like a BOSS. Finished the whole thing in 20 mins.
Thank you: Seth, Stuart, Gretchen and the person who suggested the “appointment” (sorry I can’t recall who it was-and I can’t believe it worked). Also to Beth, who told me about the Summit and helped me to prepare for the school year and empowered me to be proactive.
My take away from the Summit is life changing.
I followed up on a couple of promises and connected with his currency (we played Magic for an hour – ugh; but he loved it!) This afternoon, our family went go carting and had an ice cream. This is a nice place to be.😄” Melanie
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