Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far.
Oh tantrums how I dread thee. Yesterday was going pretty well for us, as I posted, until later in the day when Chloe had a 2 hour, nonstop tantrum. 2 hours folks!!! Sometimes I let her use my phone to listen to songs or watch Disney videos. It gives me a break to get things done around the house or just relax a bit. Lately she has been watching what I consider mindless videos, like kids songs playing backwards or in another language. The rule is she has to wait until after lunch to have phone time, period!! Well over the weekend she decided she needed one electronic after another. We were like “No you have to wait for the phone until after lunch”. Usuallly she is fine with this, but she instead kept screaming “Phone”! She was sent to her room multiple times. She just wouldn’t let it go. I thought our brains were going to explode. I hate it for Brett. Every time he is off she has one of these days. I know part of it is because her routine changes a bit when Dad is home. She finally calmed down and moved forward with the day. Every now and then she would look at me and point to my phone. I would say “Sorry honey no phone today”. Another thing I wish I hadn’t started with her.
We have only been into our homeschool year for a little over a month. Chloe is determined to throw fits everyday about it. Sometimes it takes awhile to figure out what works for a child with Autism. I have tried different curriculum, but she gets bored with workbooks quick. I almost have to have learning activities for her, but not say the words school or learning time. So after researching about 3 hours last night I am going to try a new method. I am going to try it today and see if she likes it better. I use a flip card schedule with her and I sporadically added a card with an activity like Lets Count Pennies Today or Time to Read with Mom. She has been missing outside time, so we are getting out early before it gets to hot for me. I will take pictures and post about how it went tomorrow.
I am ready for something to work and be fun for her.