Thursday, March 5, 2009
RESPECT find out what it means to me
Looks like a pretty sweet kid, right? Well, we're having some issues lately with him and the way he is talking to people, mostly to Rusty and I. (Now, Mimi, don't get all up in arms, it's not life or death or anything, but I'm a bit troubled nonetheless). Jeremiah has discovered that nastiest of traits, disdain bordering on insolence. When asked to do something he doesn't particularly want to do, he becomes instantly surly and nasty. Everything is "dumb" or "stupid" including his sisters, teachers, friends, etc. He's been spending some time in his room for it, but I don't know how well it's been working. Any suggestions, dear readers? When faced with consequences, he becomes instantly contrite and even sometimes pathetic, saying stuff like, "you don't love me at all", or this gem from yesterday, "you just like sending me to my room for hundreds of hours!". (And for the record, it's like 5 or 10 minutes of room time). It hasn't been fun for anyone involved, but I don't know how to rid him of this habit. I figured this one would wait until adolescence.