Parenting with a purpose
When we had parent teacher conferences back in October I had a little lightbulb moment while talking with Jack's teacher. His gifted teacher has him fill out a personal inventory at the end of gifted days and I was surprised by some of the things he writes on those.
So I decided to try out an idea I saw on a blog not too long ago, a between you and me book with him.
I was really hoping that since Jack finds it very difficult to discuss his emotions that he might be more comfortable writing them down for me.
So far this is NOT what I would call a win. I write him little letters and that is pretty much the end of it.
He will write back if I request it, but not of his own volition. And even then he tends to just answer the question I have asked and that is the end of it.
I still think this is an idea worth exploring, but I am not sure of where to go with it next? He most certainly needs encouragement from me, and it is providing a very concrete method of delivering that. But I really still want to work on his expression of emotions...
Parenting is certainly becoming a more purposeful exercise with him as he grows instead of those "fly by the seat of your pants and hope to live through another day" days of yore.
In other news, I bit the built and cut up the hankies. (Those of you who have been hanging out here awhile know that was H - A - R - D! for me)
And then I hit a brick wall.
I am still sorting out how exactly I am going to put this together into a quilt.
I am afraid of messing it up! LOL
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