Not long until the kids are back to school! I can literally hear the sigh of relief from a lot of you!
I’ve got to admit, I have loved every second of the summer holidays with Dinky, he’s really come into himself as a character and his behavior has improved massively.
Before the summer holidays, I was struggling with his behavior because he was very much chatting me back, doing everything opposite to what I had asked and in general, being a little pain in the bum.
So what changed?
Once the summer holidays started, I decided to start this trust routine with him. Before, whenever I left the room I’d have to drag him with me because I’d be worried about him trashing the place or messing around with Mr. Pie’s gaming consoles. I decided to give him the option to show me that I can trust him, and he prevailed wonderfully. So, from then on I was introducing new ways of parenting him and he’s taken so well to it. He used to really freak out if something broke or he knew he had done something wrong, but now he calmly tells me what’s happened and we resolve it together.
He used to interrupt if I was talking to anybody but him, but now he will patiently wait by my side and lightly tap my shoulder. Little things like that have totally improved and I’m so proud of the little person that he is becoming.
So, he’s about to start year one at school, and that’s something I’m quite anxious about because of how much going to reception upset him at first. He’s now used to his routine there, and learning through play seems to work out really well for him. I know that going into year one there will be more ‘work’ as such, and I hope he settles into that as well as he has done with learning through play.
Also, I think part of me wants to keep my baby boy at home and enjoy this amazing behavior he has adopted for a little longer, before the attitudes he picks up from school come back!
How many of you don’t want the school holidays to end? What year will your little one be going into?