Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

What a great plan B! I'm sure it feels good to know that now that he's getting older, L has many capabilities that will enable him to keep his own routines in tact. Having control over one's situation can put anyone in a better mood. :-)
Well done mom.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It is wonderful to see him growing older and more capable--those moments balance out all the other ones.

mouse's picture mouse

It can be hard to figure out which new experience will be the easier one for a kid to deal with, especially when there's no option to stick with the routine. So glad it worked out.

I know that I instinctively understand the difference between this sort of need for things to work a certain way vs. "spoiled," but I find I can't always articulate it well to others.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think the biggest challenge is that there is no "formula" for dealing with things. Much of it is trial and error, coupled with a fine-tuned instinct for what could work, or not work. It's hard to explain this to others, you're so right...

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

There's nothing like that warm feeling...

Berry Bird's picture Berry Bird

What a great thing for L. to accomplish! Going into the library by himself and successfully selecting and checking out a book is both something important to him and a big step of independence.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It did feel really big, Berry Bird, and it so completely turned that moment around...

mj1818's picture mj1818

I agree with the author. One of the great help to a parent is that we sent our kid to a good test prep and tutoring center: / offices / flushing-ny / . Our kid got all the training needed.