The Dreaded Parent-Teacher Conference – Dealing with a child with behavioral issues: Our Journey with the Total Transformation #11

Do you love parent teacher conferences?  We used to be bored by them as teacher after teacher raved about our sparkly overachievers.  Now they are a time when we cringe.  So, after eight weeks of our behavioral program, how did it go with Littlest Dude’s teacher?

My husband went to the conference live.  I was on speaker phone.  I cringed when I heard another voice other than my child’s teacher on the other line.  Oh no… the reading teacher.

My cringe soon melted away to tears.

***“He’s like a different kid.  He used to just sit there and look bored, now he is engaged, responsive, and totally into school.  Whatever you guys are doing, it is totally paying off.”***

Neither of them could stop raving about how well he was doing.  His reading is improving, his comprehension is improving, he always raises his hand.  His teacher even described times when she saw him “almost” do something wrong, but she could tell that he was problem solving, and made the right decision.  The relief I felt… you can’t imagine!

So what about the remedial reading? Apparently it is not remedial reading like when I went to school.  This actually is “an opportunity” like they said in the letter.  They hand pick kids for this program who are really engaged to give them a jump start.  It’s like a reading club where they will have fun, play on computers, and not even know that they are advancing.  So exciting!

***“Mommy, did you forget that it was my bedtime?”***

Oh!  And this week he actually said to me:  “Mommy, did you forget that it was my bedtime?”  (He didn’t want to stay up past his bed-time, because that’s not what good boys do)

8:  The Parents Workshop DVD – This is a DVD of a live workshop run by the doctor who created the program.  I’m hoping for some grand enlightenment to keep the system working, because my greatest fear now is things slipping back to the way they were.

18 responses to “The Dreaded Parent-Teacher Conference – Dealing with a child with behavioral issues: Our Journey with the Total Transformation #11

  1. 🙂 So great! 🙂

  2. Julie Catherine

    Jennifer, this made me cry … I’m so happy for you, and huge congrats to littlest Dude! Thinking of all of you, and continuing to send out positive thoughts and prayers! ~ Love and hugs, Julie xoxox 😀

  3. W.O.W. Wonderful to hear. Mom and Dad must be over the moon. Congratulations.

  4. Bravo! What a wonderful Spring gift. 😀

  5. Wow! Congratulations! That’s awesome, Littlest Dude!!!!!!!!

  6. It sounds like you are on the right track, which is wonderful for your entire family! Hope the littlest dude can really hit his stride with this!

  7. I’m so happy reading this post. 🙂 Awesome news indeed 🙂

  8. Nothing short of WOW!! Was there some sort of celebration? Did you stand on top of a mountain and yell “thank you!” or give your son a million hugs when he got home?

    I, too, am usually waiting for less than stellar news when it comes to my son’s behavior at school. It is so hard not to become defensive. Thankfully, he has few issues with academics, but he’s never been a verbal kid, so he’s the first one to lash out physically if someone or something “annoys” him or if he’s being asked/told to do something he doesn’t want to do. I’m wondering if this program is for us…

    • We are working hard on not lashing out. He is very challenged with this and he won’t always win– but he is definitely trying. Any improvement in this is a blessing.

  9. Wow! You must have been SO thrilled to know that all your hard work wasn’t for nothing. How wonderful it is when life works out the way you want it once in awhile. 🙂 xo

  10. Great to see you’re getting the results. It sure sounds worth it.

  11. That’s awesome news. I’m glad to hear this. Prayers are always answered. I’ll continue to pray for you and your family. Hoping for continued success.

  12. You and hubby need to keep doing what you guys are doing and don’t fall back into old patterns. Sounds like its a joint effort and one that is paying off. I wish I’d had it way back when.

  13. This is so amazing! big congrats! 🙂

  14. Congrats on the awesome progress!