Thank God It's Friday!!!
I've never been so excited to see the end of a week.
While nothing major happened, I felt a little defeated this week in the parenting category.
As I've mentioned here before, Shelby has had a real problem with biting at school.
Last week was pretty bad.
1, 2 even 3 kids a day.
We both talk to her when dropping her off and picking her up.
As much as people act like a 17-month old doesn't get it - well, we think she does.
She knows the word bite and she knows she isn't suppose to do it.
Then, over the weekend, she got a little out of control with the smacking of her hand and grunting when things don't go her way.
She has even smacked us.
We let her know that too.
But, on Monday afternoon when I picked her up there was an incident report saying Shelby swung at her teacher.
(along with 2 other reports of her biting kids)
That was it folks.
I had all sorts of emotion.
Anger, disappointment, sadness, failure.
What are we doing wrong??
When we got home, she did it again.
Swung at both of us.
We did an extreme time out and I think she got it.
Since then, I'm happy to say there's been no reports and we're encouraging gentle touches and hugs.
Even for Mr. Buddy.
And, the babies.
I've been doing a lot of reading and I'm trying to praise her when she's sweet and kind and encourage her to give hugs and kisses.
Let's hope we stay on the up and up.
I know it's just a phase but Brad and I are both on the same page about intervening before it gets out of hand.
As I've said before, I REFUSE, to let her be a bratty, spoiled child.
Here's to a good weekend and an even better week to come!