Thursday, July 14, 2011
Great Job Yelling at That Boy.......
Today, at school two, I SAW KIDS!!! First thing we did was bring LP into a 10-1-2 class with kids his age. He did great, he said hi, he danced with the kids, did circle time, played in the kitchen.....it was great. I spoke to the teachers and got a real good feeling, everything here was just like my boy, including Thomas tables in the entrance and animals on the walls. It was smaller and was not an ABA program, but there were many ABA things I saw teachers doing. He looked so happy!
So the title of this post is throwing you off right? Well, my son is a huge pusher. If you are in his space and he cant verbally tell you to get out of it, he will push you. It seems no matter how many times we try to facilitate the language and tell him to use words instead of hands......hands win. While we were in the class I was getting emotional watching my son with the other kids, laughing and playing. But then I had a moment where I almost cried (tears of joy, may I add).....
Little Boy : Come lets play (goes to grab LP's hand)
Me: (anticipating a huge push....oh nooo)
LP: No, Stop it! (keeps hands to self)
Me: Good job yelling no!....I mean, good job not pushing
Now if he can keep this up with his sister and stop knocking her over 5 x a day