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05-02-2007, 10:53 AM
do you ever find yourself second guessing your ability of being a good parent?
This past month has been horrible with scott... I honestly dont know if hes going to make it through this last month of school....
Yesterday he got home before anybody else and forgot his house key, so he went in through his bedroom window :rolleyes: He put his binder, backpack, notebooks, schoolprojects etc.... on the ground so he could get through the window... Long story short, he left them there all night. Which normally would not have been a big deal BUT we've been getting rain the past couple days...
EVERYTHING is soaked... class projects destroyed, notebooks soaked, his books are drenched..... sigh.......... we've only got one month left of school. of course none of this was his fault.... he saw ants on his window seal and freaked and had to find the bug spray :rolleyes: I've got a call into his OHI teacher to see if she can help me out here... I've got a sneaking suspision his A's and B's are going to quickly drop to all C's......
05-02-2007, 11:41 AM
so goofy...ya lost the ole kiddo manuel huh? :wink: i think what ya need in chapter 27. not sure...i mighta skipped that one.
he will get through this. so will you. those type of things happen to all kids. it's spring. end of school year. the fever is hitting.
getting in touch with his ohi teacher is a good idea.
turining in wet rain soaked work helps. lil'monkey left her backpack on the bumper of the suburban. we got the same rain storm you did. she took her backpack in...and her teacher gave her 3 more days. she won't get full credit for her project...but better than getting a 0.
05-02-2007, 12:29 PM
:hug: Vicky :hug:
I sure know the feelin's ya are having:o
I agree...dont discard the water ruined stuff...it is proof he did it and will hopefully count for something
keep going a day at a time.........I have learned it is the only way :)
05-02-2007, 01:48 PM
He already knows that hes going to be the one to pay for his books LOl
The book store said he could work the summer to pay his debt. Thats probally what he'll end up doing. we sure dont have the money to replace every book of his that got water damage to it. I'm sorry if i sound whiney.... theres so much more to this than just his books, papers and projects getting wet. HIs teachers have bent over backwards to accomodate him and help him this year. He just wont take responsibility for anything he does. theres always an excuse... its always somebody elses fault... Who knows what he told his teachers... :rolleyes:
ANYWAY i've been drying out his stuff.. our den is covered with towels and wet papers everywhere. LOL. I've got all of his french stuff dry, now i'm starting on science. Both of these classes he has a notebook with stuff from the beginning of the year he has to turn in at the end of the year for a huge part of his final grade. Hes had to save every paper hes done all year in both of these classes.... what a mess....
ANYWAY like i said i hope i dont sound to whiney. If the truth be known i came back to delete or change what i wrote earlier.... I'm gonna go read chapter 27 right now curious..... :wink:
05-02-2007, 02:11 PM
you don't sound whiney at all.
it can be soooo frustrating. not to mention expensive. bubbamonkey in one school year lost 3 new coats...left them in classrooms.:rolleyes: had 2 pair of soccer cleats stolen out of locker. those were a few hundred bucks a pair. :eek: he swears he shut his lock. :rolleyes:
i'm glad he is going to work off the books himself.
i'm hoping more will come along with some tips. do you have a drying rack for your dryer? :)
05-03-2007, 07:39 AM
Morning Vicky :hug:
hoping things are looking a bit brighter (and drier :o ) today
sending lotsa love and hugs to you and Scott
05-03-2007, 07:55 AM
I'm trying to get him out the door as I type... LOL. He is going to have to go into overtime today to start getting his french folder back into some kind of order..... a year long project. Every paper he has done this year goes into it.... His Science folder.... i dont know.... its pretty much gone. And his project.... well his techer said she'd give him 3 days to get another one in. It took him a month to do this first one..... She also said if he wanted to turn in what he had he could do that to, but only for half credit. Which would drop ihs B to a C in a flash....He got booted out of the gifted and talented program earlier this year, because he just wasn't keeping his grades up. Not because he cant, but because he wont.... His Geometry book got it the worst..... and his Social Studies book... His geometry book still is soaked even after spending the night in the garage with a fan on it.... Today is the anniversary of that big F-5 tornado that ripped through our state a few years back. I hope they dont show a bunch or tornado stuff on the tv all day long.... Anniversaries like this really messes with Scott. Hes such a sensitive guy.......
I hope you guys have a good day. I'm off to work in a bit...
05-03-2007, 09:39 AM
sweety...there has been so much for these kids to handle. the shootings. food scares. the anni of the okc bombings.
even if we try and shield them from the tv...they talk about this stuff in school. sometimes they have it on the tv's. :eek:
one day at a time.
05-05-2007, 10:14 AM
My heart goes out to you :hug: ! I sort of gasped when I read it (being the mother of a senior).
I know what you mean about responsibility but it's a fine line that we walk. I must say that it is a lot to expect someone to keep a year's worth of work together. It would be hard for an adult, too. It would make more sense to collect half way and then at the end.
This is a transition time, too. Many kids (and adults) have trouble with transitions.
Thinking of you.
Yep, one day at a time. Might seem like chaos some days, but it works out in the end. Thinking of you! :hug:
I know this isn't about just forgetting the key, but I bet he remembers his key the next time, and if he doesn't he will eventually. lol
Use some of those sticky notes or those coloured dots. At one time I had those everywhere. Diff. colours for diff. things. After a while they become subliminal. Put a bright red one on the door where he leaves the house then it'll remind him everytime to check that he's got his key before he leaves. Got to have a conversation with him about it first of course so he knows what that red dot is all about. lol
Vicky, I found a lot of very, very useful tips on this part of the site below which is actually about "executive dysfunction". Personally I think many of this tips can be incorporated into anyone's life to help with transitions, changes, organization, to stop feeling so overwhelmed and lots of other reasons.
VISUAL CUES TO ENHANCE ORGANIZATION
IT WAS DUE WHEN?! - TIME TIPS
Daily Self-Evaluation Form
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