Monday, January 21, 2013

Back at Last!!!

I can't believe it has been nearly 2 months since I last posted.


Nikki has been having some serious behaviour issues which I have been focusing on rather than teaching, so I guess I let the blog go a bit.

Unfortunately, when his father visits we have behaviour meltdowns. Nikki's dad seriously believes that if you never discipline a child and give them everything they want then they will be perfectly well behaved. In fact, the opposite happens and he becomes a little menace.

His father refuses to listen when I try to explain that there is a difference between punishment and discipline and that when he hits you round the head or spends ten minutes shouting the f word he needs to understand that it is not good. That doesn't mean you have to beat him, but acknowledging that the behaviour is not right (and that he is, in fact, responsible for his own actions) would be a start.

Two visits in two months, followed by Christmas, and we are now nearly back to normal (though I still can't get him to completely forget about that f word) so I thought it was high time to get back on track with totschool and blogging and all that jazz.

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