Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Beast of Obstinacy

"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." - Henry Ward Beecher

I read this quote today and had to LAUGH! Caleb is so like this lately! He's had his fill of school and no amount of coercing is going to get him to cooperate fully! In fact, tomorrow is going to be his last day instead of finishing off this week. He's reached his max for the year! As far as the obstinacy, I need to do some research on what can help with this. I know much of it at school is just because he wants to be home for the summer, but there is also always a bit of the obstinacy every day. I saw online that one person even calls it 'ODD--Obstinate Dude Disorder'! Again, this made me laugh and perhaps will help me get through it a bit better :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Our Spring Update

We've got school figured out for next year. Caleb will be in an autistic program 3 days a week, and then our home school 2 days a week. I'm quite excited about the autistic program because he was able to get into the "higher" one and thus will have a fantastic teacher and an environment where he'll be pushed. I pray that the summer will provide much needed rest for all of us, and that he will come back in the fall and "wow" them all!

Now for summer to begin.....