Our child has been diagnosed with severe learning disabilities as well as very delayed emotional and social development. She is in a self contained, special needs classroom and while she should be in fourth grade she is performing at an early first grade level.
She receives constant praise at school for any and every little thing she does. Problem? I don't think standing on one foot and saying "cow" in a funny way is worthy of an award. She often brings home awards and has no idea what she did to receive them but now constantly chants "My teachers love me, I'm awesome".
We have always praised her accomplishments, love her dearly and tell her so every day. We already fuss over her a little more because of her special needs, but we have another child and her constant need for us to match her teachers constant praise is exhausting. If we don't ohh and ahh over every little thing she does now she sulks.
What to do?
Answer by ria7 at 4:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by terpmama at 5:02 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
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