So my break -was short lived! and the thought I was cured from blogging apparently did not take...we have a PROBLEM! Maddie is a bully...no other way to put it...she is socially not nice...she does not use her words...even though kiddos will tell her that god gave her words so use them! She hits, pushes, and screams in kids faces...it does not matter if she knows the kids or not...if a child does anything to Maddie...she gets her justice...she self advocates very well...just not socially acceptable...so to say I am not nervous about this upcoming school year is a lie...if her schedule and predictability is not in place...they will have major issues...Maddie is not just a I am going to push you down and walk away kind of kid...if she does not see tears...she will then push them again and yell at them...until they understand that you do not mess with this pint size fire cracker...Maddie comes off as nice and laid back -until...at home she is getting out of hand...today I resorted to timeout...more for me then her...until recently I could redirect her...interest her in other things...not now...now she knows how to get self perceived justice for herself...she is even beginning to fight me and Chad...she throws food at us at dinner if she does not like it...she hits me when I do not do something she wants in a right now fashion...all I can say is she is in the ferocious fours! I hope we all survive...any suggestions????