No battling over school today :)

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Emmett’s so excited about his OT evaluation that he’s not fighting going to school. 

This is definitely a positive start to the morning.  Unfortunately, I can’t replicate the same conditions everyday. 

Either way, a peaceful morning is greatly appreciated.  ☺

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  • Guest says:

    Rob Gorski Besides no video games , what is he expected to be doing? If he is running a fever, he should be put to bed as he is sick. Not on the couch snuggling, not watching TV with you but in bed. 
    “There’s no reward for him to stay home, aside from being with me..”  even though he is on the spectrum he can and does understand spending time with you is preferrable to going to school and his desire to avoid school is escalating per previous posts you have made.
    I do realize you have challenges doing this alone, and he likely will go ballistic the first few times he goes to bed becausee he is ‘sick’ but he is going to school to better himself, he cant control the situation.. 
    Just my opinion and how I handled it myself. She decided that school was much more interesting than being in  bed when she wasnt really sick at all.
    You mentioned in anotther post “We have a standoff of sorts and I promise to check on him throughout the day, which I do.  The problem is that no one directly asks him if he’s okay when I call. 
    The reason for that is because we are going by how he’s doing at school.  If we asked him, I can promise you he’d want to come home every single time. ”   (which kind of shows he isnt coming home for fevers) . By the school NOT asking him, they are in fact helping take the control out of his hands .

  • Guest says:

    Let me see if I can clear this up. In two , I’ve only let him stay home once or twice as a result of this type of situation.
    He never comes home from school unless he’s running fever.
    If he does stay home, there’s no video games until after he would be home from school, had he gone.
    There’s no reward for him to stay home, aside from being with me..

  • Guest says:

    If he is not battling due to something he is looking forward to/ anticipatiing enjoying, I will ask a question….. when he is pulled out of school per his request, or doesnt go, what is a typical schedule? Does he get to spend time playing, spending time watchiing TV, playing with the pets  on errands, etc? Or is he spending time doing his reading/homework he missed or chores ?
    If he can apply looking forward to an  event tomorrow to acting right about going to school, it might not be a change at school, it might be the subtle rewards when he is allowed to go home at his request. He is happy to control the situation, and although he is on the spectrum any child can and will take advantage and throw a fit if they are told they go to school. (meltdown version) 
    Just a suggestion, but take a long realistic look at what he gets to do when he is pulled from school.

  • Guest says:

    Rob Gorski Besides no video games , what is he expected to be doing? If he is running a fever, he should be put to bed as he is sick. Not on the couch snuggling, not watching TV with you but in bed. 
    “There’s no reward for him to stay home, aside from being with me..”  even though he is on the spectrum he can and does understand spending time with you is preferrable to going to school and his desire to avoid school is escalating per previous posts you have made.
    I do realize you have challenges doing this alone, and he likely will go ballistic the first few times he goes to bed becausee he is ‘sick’ but he is going to school to better himself, he cant control the situation.. 
    Just my opinion and how I handled it myself. She decided that school was much more interesting than being in  bed when she wasnt really sick at all.
    You mentioned in anotther post “We have a standoff of sorts and I promise to check on him throughout the day, which I do.  The problem is that no one directly asks him if he’s okay when I call. 
    The reason for that is because we are going by how he’s doing at school.  If we asked him, I can promise you he’d want to come home every single time. ”   (which kind of shows he isnt coming home for fevers) . By the school NOT asking him, they are in fact helping take the control out of his hands .

  • Guest says:

    Let me see if I can clear this up. In two , I’ve only let him stay home once or twice as a result of this type of situation.
    He never comes home from school unless he’s running fever.
    If he does stay home, there’s no video games until after he would be home from school, had he gone.
    There’s no reward for him to stay home, aside from being with me..

  • Guest says:

    If he is not battling due to something he is looking forward to/ anticipatiing enjoying, I will ask a question….. when he is pulled out of school per his request, or doesnt go, what is a typical schedule? Does he get to spend time playing, spending time watchiing TV, playing with the pets  on errands, etc? Or is he spending time doing his reading/homework he missed or chores ?
    If he can apply looking forward to an  event tomorrow to acting right about going to school, it might not be a change at school, it might be the subtle rewards when he is allowed to go home at his request. He is happy to control the situation, and although he is on the spectrum any child can and will take advantage and throw a fit if they are told they go to school. (meltdown version) 
    Just a suggestion, but take a long realistic look at what he gets to do when he is pulled from school.