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Parent Teacher Conference: Things to Work On

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Parent Teacher Conference: Things to Work On

The last parent teacher conference was a bit of a shocker.  Princess was only 9 months old, and considered a grape by this particular daycare standards.  At the time, her teacher said we needed to work on her eating habits (which I took with a grain of salt).  You can read more on that in this post.

This time around I was expecting a little good mixed in with the not so good.  Princess has been going through a scratching phase.  As I explained in my recent babycenter article, we grew concerned about her hurting her friends.  We weren't exactly expecting the "your child needs a therapist" speech.  But, was prepared to hear about how to help with Princess's meltdowns.  When her teacher said that she's gotten much better, my hubby and I breathed a sigh of relief.

"She's using her words more.  If she gets really frustrated, she may push a little.  She's gotten much better though" he teacher explained.

Other positive feedback includes:

She's fully potty trained
She follows directions well
She loves to paint, color, and cut with scissors
She enjoys singing and reading
She's very social and plays with everyone
She's very talkative (like her mama)
She participates in class activities

Things to work on:

Putting together puzzles
Jumping and controlled running  

I'm not sure what "controlled running" is.  But, we're always racing in the backyard.  She does pretty well, and usually beats mommy and daddy.

Puzzles have become our fun mommy daughter pastime.  Sometimes she likes to pull the pieces apart and scatter them all over the floor.  As far as jumping goes, Princess has always had a hard time getting one leg off the ground.  I'm so proud at how much she tries.  It is kinda funny though. lol

It's so much fun watching her learn new things.  I know my baby girl will get there when she's ready.

Weather Anchor Mama


At November 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL - reminds me of when my oldest child was in pre- school. We were as ignorant as could be, knew nothing about child development. The pre- schoolteacher called us in to tell us she was very concerned about our son because he wasn't doing puzzles like the other children. Well, naturally we worried that something was terribly wrong with him. We rushed to the pediatrician, who ( I'm not sure how) held in his laughter, and reassured us that all children develop at different rates and that our son was fine. Of course within 6 months he was. Doing puzzles.
Bruce M.

At November 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Amarie said...

Unless it's something really serious, I would take it all with a grain of salt lol. Kids develop differently and at their own pace. My son walked at 9 months, my youngest walked around 13 months, so go figure. She looks so cute doing her little jumps lol.

At November 16, 2012 at 12:19 AM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Wow! It's crazy what we do as parents. There were plenty of doctor visits for minor colds for us. Sometimes the doc would kinda give us the "are you serious look?" lol

At November 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

9 months? Now that's rare. He must be an athlete. :) As a parent, I'm vigilant. But, I try not to over think certain things. I don't want Princess thinking that that there's something wrong with her. Instead, we encourage and applaud her. We tell her she's doing a great job. I think kids need positive reinforcements. It leads to improvements.

At November 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beanie saw the jumping video and remembered Princess's name. He said that's the little girl from the party (:


At November 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Awww. He did?!

At November 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Quiana said...

How cute seeing Princess jump! I started following the development guide in WTEWYE and the first year guide as well then started getting the monthly emails, but once I saw Nia was on her own "developmental path" I stopped following altogether. We know our own children best IMO!


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