The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

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JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

I'm sorry to hear you've been having difficulties with L. It's not school time here yet so we're a ways off from all that.

I hope both kids have a great year coming up.

Sorry to have been so long, so absent here. Will make a fervent effort to remedy that. I've missed your words and you.

Thanks for this, your posts are always good to remind me I'm not alone in my parenting concerns.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I hope so too, John. Fingers crossed for a great year for all of us and our kids!

mouse's picture mouse

E. really can't manage more than a week of unstructured (or minimally structured) time before he goes into that moody, grouchy, meltdown-prone phase. He'll say that he loves being on vacation, but he does so much better with the rhythm of school or camp.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know...L is so resistant to camps and he behaves poorly when there, so rather than expose him to that fallout, we always choose to keep him home. However, then we find ourselves knee-deep in summer and regretting the decision. Sigh.