Professor Mom

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



mouse's picture mouse

While I can't immediately think of any of Scooter's rules, I suspect it has more to do with having internalized them than there not being any. Where we run into trouble is when his logic takes him to a conclusion in direct contrast to the rules that are already in place. (Like last year when he decided he wasn't going back to kindergarten after he turned 6.)

Parenting Scooter has been a big lesson in picking my battles. I frequently have to ask myself what is most important in a situation. And then be willing to accept Scooter's view of logic and order when possible since he almost always has a reason for wanting things to be a certain way, even if it's not immediately obvious.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

We learned early on the importance of picking battles! That goes without saying for parenting all children, I know, but you really do have to pick those battles carefully when you are parenting a child with anxiety, and AS and lots of rules and regulations!

mouse's picture mouse

Trillian just suggested that you take a permanent marker and write H or S on the labels of the clothing to make continued separation easier.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh, I love that idea! We'll work on that this weekend...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

This post made me smile. You realizing he's just L, and that these are the things that need not fixing. Well done. :0)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm a fixer by nature, so I've had to work on this!