In light of certain information, that has now been made available, I have retracted the previous blogpost. An update on the person in question can be found below.
Kitty: Is doing fanstinkingtastic! She misses horsecamp! She'd move into the barn if she could! She is working on her social skills...as is par for the course for all kiddos at this age (12) she can be a bit antisocial. She's working on it and we sure do love seeing her sweet face and not a closed bedroom door! This past homeschool year was her best yet! We are grateful she didn't struggle and she has excelled in math.
J.J. (11) thoroughly enjoyed basketball camp, even though he didn't really want to go this year. He struggled through every aspect of school work and is still trying to finish his math for 5th grade. He clams up whenever he is nervous about something, frustrated, sad, mad, etc...and it extends into his homework. This has made learning very difficult for him. We're grateful we can help him through this with the flexibility that homeschooling brings.
Sunshine. Oh, Sunshine. (9) We thought we were making great leaps forward. Then we slammed into a HUGE wall. We do see some progress in how he handled things when we got the truth out of him. He still had a massive panic attack but he came down from it quicker and without holes in the wall. So, sister fell off the scooter and out of fear of being in trouble he lied and said some boy from down the road did it. As is typical for many RAD kiddos he was quite convincing in his lie. This is a very difficult time of parenting this child, who we still love and adore. Lies and deceptions are not moral issues for our RADiant one. That's the sad thing about RAD. Its about survival and not about matters of the heart.
Dalton (7) is still giving us much vomit to clean up...we thought it was the Ditropan, nope. We thought it was heat related. Nope. Our Ped. thought it was Urosepsis and the antibiotics have not stopped his symptoms of headaches and vomiting. He's so emotional recently and I would be, also, if I were as sick as he's been. So much uncertainty about his health.
Analina (7) is still unsure of so many things...we had a recent incident of very concerning behavior that is being addressed with the help of our therapist. She is reading now but is struggling with the fundamentals of basic math. When she "gets it" she zips right through it but the concepts are not cemented in, yet, and that makes retention difficult.
Peanut (4) is coming right along with her preschool work and she just learned to read, too! She is soaking up the reading lessons like a sponge because she hears the other two go through it so by the time I get to her its the third time for her hearing the same information.
|Asleep on her brother!|
Donosaur (1) is trucking right along with the older ones. He truly believes he is one of the big ones! He had several heavy toys dropped on the same toe in the last few weeks and that poor nail is slowly coming off. He handles that stuff so well! He is showing many signs of being ready to potty train and I am looking forward to that. There isn't ever a great time to potty train a child (at least in our household) so in Sept I will work on it with him before the next season of surgeries begin for two of our children.
|Caught with Mommy's laptop!|
Devin (no age given) is playing paintball monthly and hockey several times a month. He's much happier with his new position at work and received the best review he's ever had. He will be going back to college (again) this autumn via an online course through OSU (Oklahoma State University). It is a certificate fire protection program that it will complement his extensive knowledge of fire protection systems.
A quick update on me will come later.....