In addition, we also contacted the school to come up with a plan on minimizing his stress through the rest of the school year. Especially when it comes to large school projects and tests that seem to happen all at once. Our hope is that by reducing his stress, he’ll have a better shot of controlling his actions while allowing him time to practice self control over smaller stress loads.
So far, things have been wonderful. It also helps that he recently had Thanksgiving break and is now on Christmas break. The true test will come when the workload increases and there are no breaks in sight.
At this point, we don’t know what the outcome of this plan will be, but we had to try something. I’m certain that if or when the time comes that he does face these “big consequences,” it will be one rough week for all of us. But if we have a chance of helping our son take control of his actions and learn from his mistakes while he’s still young, it will be worth it in the long run. (Fingers crossed)
But in the moment, as my house sparkles with Christmas decorations, my cup runneth over. I’ve been having so much fun with my kids. They’re being kind, helpful and polite. But more than that, I’m connecting with them, laughing with them and gushing with love over them. It honestly feels like a Christmas miracle.
Whatever it is, I am blessed.
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Thank you for being a part of my life through letters and prayers. Though we’ve never met, I think about you and your families and I’m praying for you tonight. Merry Christmas my fellow Mama and Papa bears, may you hold your cubs close and be filled with joy.