Monday, September 04, 2006

Another week...

Update on the smiles for Ian:
Last week went pretty well. After Chad and I going on a Dr. Phil rampage...he went to school Mon-Thurs with very minimal problems. Notice I didn't mention Friday? Well...he couldn't quite make it 5 whole days. He really tries to convince me that being good is way too hard. I totally believe him on that. So he wasn't to happy when the one thing we took away Friday was what he wanted the most. He wanted to go and spend the night at Grandma's. But how serious am I??? Oh very serious!!!
Then I had to find out his grades for the first week of school. Without failure to humiliate him anymore...lets just say...NOT GOOD!
So I had a good talk with his teacher Friday afternoon and came up with a few more solutions to get him through this year.
Parenting is not easy, but I know I have to be the bigger person here. No matter what the age, I'm still responsible for him until he is an adult and I am not about to let him fail. He's not able to make wise decisions on his own so that's what God has entrusted us to do. Ian is a great kid and if it is the last thing I do and the last breath I take, this boy will succeed.

1 comment:

Shane Coffman said...

Brenda (and Chad) - I just want to tell you that I think what you're doing is awesome and will be life-changing for Ian. I want to encourage you to follow through even when it gets tougher. He'll be a better man for it.

I know it's easy for me to say since I am not a parent, but I want you to know that I really admire parents who will boldly teach their children right from wrong and not just make empty threats or shelter their children from consequences. I pray for the strength to be that kind of parent some day.