In case you were wondering...
In Moses news...we have seen improvements.
Ever since THAT night things have been getting better.
Here is what we did...just in case...and don't say "my child would never" cause before this crazy three stage...Moses was a poster perfect child...a bump here or there but nothing memorable.
Truly. Never say never.
We took everything out of his room but his bed, a chair and his dresser (facing the wall).
I think that got his attention.
We now put a gate up at his door at night and naps.
He is too smart for door knob covers.
We have severely limited TV.
One 30 minute show IF he stays in his bed at night.
We tell him what behavior we expect.
What the consequence will be for disobeying.
And act IMMEDIATELY if he disobeys.
We also do our best to show NO emotion when he does tantrum.
It took a very short time for him to realize we mean business.
He does not like to lose toys.
These are all things we have always done...but now we have tightened the belt.
I think boys just NEED this type of strong structure.
Last Friday when he went to bed he told us
"I want to be a good boy for you".
I think he really understands that and means it.
You can tell he gets bummed out when his actions have been naughty ones.
Last night he asked if he could clean the kitchen floor.
And did it.
He has been more helpful and loving towards us.
So we are hanging fast to hope.
I hope I didn't just jinx myself.