The last few weeks have been torture in the Madhouse. The “no-screens-until-you-pull-up-your-grades” program is creating some serious tension in the mother-child dynamic. But I am being strong (thanks, Mike) and sticking to my guns (ok, I’ve allowed them TV after I deem an appropriate amount of work has been done, but the gaming devices are still in storage).
A few days ago both kids came home with great news. Alexi brought home a B+ on a Math test and Rian had an A+ on a Geography quiz and perfect on an Algebra test. I was so happy. It means the program is working; this torment has had productive purpose. YAY!!!
Alexi sat at the table last night with his homework file and worked for at least two hours. He was determined to finish everything in his folder. I spoke with his teacher this morning and she said she has noticed some improvement in his work. His work is still inconsistent, but there’s definite improvement. And that’s a good thing.