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  • in reply to: Rescue or Responsibility #138174
    mahala
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    I have a really simple tool I use ALL the time.
    It is a when / then statement, which can be repeated without shaming and gives power back to the child.
    It is a clear statement that goes along the lines of this:
    WHEN you… (insert what it is you want done), THEN you can …do/have (insert what child wants).
    ie.
    When you pick your jacket up, then you can play your game.

    I also have a list of routines expected of a morning before school and after school that my son can visually see and check off that he can refer to so I am not constantly repeating myself, and another for weekends.

    Hope this helps.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by mahala.
    in reply to: Lunch Accommodations Added to an IEP #92342
    mahala
    Participant

    If you put it in a thermos how are they to know what it is? Seriously, I don’t believe they can mandate what food you send your child to school with, other than the “nut free” policy. It is a breach of their Duty Of Care and his civil rights.

    in reply to: How to help my son focus and complete work in school #83203
    mahala
    Participant

    I don’t think it is appropriate you give your son consequences / punishment at home, for things the teacher feels he should be punished for.
    I would have a discussion with the teacher about what consequences she can implement in the classroom (without removing recess or destressing activities).
    Perhaps the “3 sentences in a journal” is an unrealistic expectation for you son, maybe she could look at starting out with one and building up to three, rather than punishing him for non-compliance. After all, he is an individual, perhaps he finds it boring or tedious. She obviously has not tapped into who he is or what his likes are, then he may be more interested in writing sentences.
    Even asking him to write the sentence on what he is day-dreaming aobut would be helpful, obviously that is where he would rather be!

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