Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Ups and Downs of Trying to be a Good Girl

Since her meltdown on Sunday, things have been up and down for her as behavior and earning things back. The first day she earned a couple things back only to have all taken away again for bad behavior. And it's boomeranged back and forth.

Just last night, she left her room (after bedtime) grabbed markers (which she had to climb up on stuff to reach) and a bill (out of our desk) and colored all over it. In the process, ruining her bedsheets! She got stuff taken away for that.

As it stands all she currently has left is her Tauntaun, daisy, and Butterfly (the bat). Everything else is gone at the moment.

Today, before we took away half of what she earned back, we ate dinner with Mr & Mrs. M. Ashton loved seeing them. We caught up on what was going on recently and the weather was perfect. It was a lovely dinner together!

Ashton ate her dinner very well, but sitting and just talking at the table was very boring for her so she kept getting up and moving around and "stealing" napkins that weren't being used anymore. She got to color for a bit and that worked, but again, it's all about entertainment. When she's not doing something she starts to wonder and get into trouble. I'm trying to get her used to downtime where she doesn't need to be entertained every second. It went so-so. But I'm hoping it will only get better.

We did have only 1 successful night of her not peeing in her pull-up overnight. But only 1 night. I'd really like to get this back on track.

But as far as eating dinner in half an hour or less, that is working out well. She hasn't messed that up yet and is eating all on her plate in record time. It's so nice not to have to sit with her for another half an hour or more waiting for her to be done. So with this accomplishment, I'm very proud.

So I think we're headed in the right direction, just slowly. If she has to work on her patience, so do I. All good things will come in time.
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