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Oh god Lotte, that's just awful, no real way to describe, let alone how the hell a 14-year-old managed to get out of a unit. Can totally imagine why you would feel sick, makes me feel ill too and I am not even related or anything! Thinking of you and hope some good news is heard.
Saw your post re the otters (and the towing of the twins etc), sounded a lovely day. We have had similar weather without the wind too, still feels biting cold. Was a stunning sunrise as I drove up to school this morning and a stunning sunset as I drove back up later for the school collection, days do feel VERY short at the moment though. Got S in by 7.15 and J was in by 8 and I haven't heard a peep from him.
So, JT, teacher advice here please!!! My lovely lovely son is driving his teachers nuts ... again ... he just cannot, absolutely cannot sit still! Mainly when they are grouped on the floor listening to stuff, although according to him thats for about 1/3 of the day which still seems a long time. Is it reasonable for me to send him in with something to 'fiddle' with while sitting - he does sit still then!! A piece of string (something with no noise and not able to bounce!), should this concern me? I think he's bored too tbh. Sigh ... and they are continually on at him to improve his story-writing (but no advice as to what) and his handwriting. No one has asked to speak to me though. Sorry, me me me post there but I do feel a bit lost about this and hubby is not a lot of use!
Off to bed with my book as I am trashed. Enjoyed watching Masterchef though.
Ah no Lotte, I hope they find him okay, the last thing his poor mum needs too.
Aidan has hit the terrible three's, everything has to be done on his terms and unfortunately mummy doesn't agree so we are having some epic tantrums. Wonder how long it will last for, its tiring! Potty training going well though!
Oh no, Lotte, that's terrible. Hope they find him very quickly and he is safe.
Brookie, that's just cruel, dangling something in front of us but then not telling... hope it's something really exciting!
Kinsey, you are scaring me with talk of terrible 3s setting in. So far so good with Max, that's not to say he doesn't have his moments but I think we are winning overall. Scared it's just waiting around the corner, will probably rear its head just as number 2 appears too.
We had huge thunder storm yesterday afternoon and evening. Had stopped by the time Max went to bed but he got back up at about 10.00 and didn't want to go back into his own bed but into spare bed so I snuggled in with him. No real hardship but couldn't get any reason out of him as to why he wouldn't go in his own bed. Hope he doesn't do the same tonight.
Hoping it stays dry so I can make it out for walk with running group later, Anj you are awesome still running. Wondering whether to wear belly belt. My main problem is desperation for a wee!
Lotte,otters sound great. Our road is 'Otter Creek Lane' and I have actually seen otters in the lakes too, love them.
Oh no Lotte, that is awful. I really hope they find him quickly and that they can help him.
Otters sound lovely, sounds like you had a lovely clear, cold day like us down south! Fog now and tomorrow though I think.
Maybe Max thought the noise was coming from under his bed TT? Not sure I can call it "running" tbh, averaging over 10 min miles now but still managing to plod.Not sure a belly band will help with the wee!! I just make sure I do a wee straight before and about a mile or so in and I'm usually fine. I have the osteo tomorrow though as have had a couple of back and pubic bone twinges....(sorry tmi!) and would like to make sure all is in place etc...
CM - lapland sounds great! And glad the kitten is home safe and sound.
CC - your run around the forest sounds great. I MUST MUST MUST go and get myself some running buddies in the new year after baby is born. I think I will def join a running club.
Oh come on Brookie...tell!
Oh EF, I remember that so well. ((())) My blood pressure was horrific when I went for my first scan with Archie. So bad that the midwife refused to record it, sensibly waited until after my scan and hearing my story, and thankfully it had moved into acceptable levels, just! Just try and keep occupied. Was the worst weeks of worry of my life I think.
TT - hope Max goes/went off ok, not sure of the time difference at the moment!
Ok CC, very common problem. And yes, giving him something to fiddle with can be really helpful, something I used to recommend a lot when with Behaviour Support. Stress balls (but not in ball shape so they can't roll around if that makes sense!) can be really helpful, just something unobtrusive that can't distract the others too much really. Another thing that can be really helpful are seating wedges http://www.physioroom.com/product/PhysioRoom.com_Junior_Seat_Wedge/3209/39003.html or wobble cushions http://www.physioroom.com/product/PhysioRoom.com_Wobble_Cushion_Junior_30cm/3184/39004.html (sorry can't post proper links at mo!) as they focus the child on where to sit, and make them concentrate on remaining stable rather than fiddling if that makes sense! Ted has the seat wedge to help him in school, it can be used easily on a chair too as well as the carpet. Have to say, it does sound like the carpet could be overused!
As for writing, it's difficult as it's basically practise..., and boys are notorious for having bad handwriting. Is it worth checking out some pencil grips to make it more comfortable to write? That can be a problem at times. The silicone ones can be good, Ted uses a Cross Guard Ultra which makes it more comfortable for him to write.
As for story writing, it's quite possibly because his interests aren't being tapped. I'd get him to do some endings for stories that have being started to get him thinking about the structure, looking at bits of dialogue that need padding out to enhance vocabulary, checklists for use of power verbs, adjectives, use of punctuation etc. www.teachitprimary.co.uk has some great stuff in KS2 Literacy, I'll see if I can save and mail the stuff I've being doing with the lad I tutor (similar issues!) and has been working. Sorry getting waffly!!!!
Oh, and please don't think I'm suggesting that J has ADHD CC! Wobble cushions and seating wedges are used to cover a far greater range of issues than that!!!
ha, not in bed yet am I!!! thankyou so much JT, that is REALLY helpful and all makes a lot of sense. Was trying to think of something unobtrusive that couldn't roll for starters. I guess some of this is kind of dyspraxia stuff, I know lad in Js old school had the seat wedge and it definitely helped him (he was diagnosed as dyspraxic whereas I think J has strong tendencies to some stuff but other not at all). Anyway, am going to copy and past this stuff and read up tomorrow when I am a bit more with it but I am very grateful.
Cracking personal skills that instructor then!! But if she knows her stuff then probably worth persuing
I quite enjoy 1:1 even though my skills are still quite limited, you can do much more with one person cos you can correct everything immediately. Is why I am not bothered about small class sizes. In theory I should be charging much more as it's almost personal training but I am not experienced enough for that yet and think I would be taking the p*ss.
Anjelicats - I do virtually all my running on my own as I just can't make running club sessions so even though I don't know this lady too well I am going to try and fix some more runs with her as it will be of great benefit on many levels.
just realised I've got one of those wobble cushions in the lounge - got it from TKMaxx for ankle strengthening and don't use it ... perfect
and don't worry JT, I know you are not suggesting J is as such
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