Monday, 2 September 2013

Quick Update

I'm glad my last post seemed to get a response - it was quite difficult to write at the time, but I find by writing things down, it helps me to think.

After the 6 week school holiday where I have been at home the whole time, we managed to get into a better routine.  My daughter is currently really into painting at home, and since giving her a set of acrylic paints and a book entitled Painting Masterpieces By Numbers (or somesuch), she has been spending her mornings creating her own works of art.
We've also been out and about on little excursions doing the things she likes, such as feeding ducks and fish, having a cup of tea at a garden centre, etc. and I have tried to include her more in the daily routines - not that she always wants to be included, but at least she has had the option!
She is still quite reticent, but seems a lot happier.  It is very much a work in progress and as I return to the day job today we shall see if this has an effect on her behaviour.  I am hoping we are on the right road at least.