I thought that the board was a tad slow. So, I thought I would post an update on our family.
Isaiah is doing well. He has been loving swim team. He has participated in 3 swim meets this season, and he has shaved time off his events at each meet. He did move up to the 9-10 age group at the last swim meet, which means longer events. Swimming has increased his confidence and seems to help with the emotional things that we see when he gets stressed. He is doing much better in school. We still have our moments, and school creates tremendous anxiety for him. The pressure of homework is a big struggle. He has a lot of fear of failure. Counseling has been helping him immensely. His counselor does have concerns about seasonal affective disorder. So, I have increased his omega-3 and vitamin D supplements. It seems to help some. He continues to struggle with sleep when he becomes anxious, but that it 1000X better than it was at this time last year. I pray that it will continue to get better.
Keira and Sarafina are doing well. Keira is so independent, but I love that about her. Out of all of my kids, she seems to learn the most when it comes to self-help skills because she wants to try it...and if she fails at it, she keeps trying. Sometimes, it tries my patiences because she wants to do something and we are in a hurrry, but I try to remember that it is so good for her. She keeps asking for swim lessons. I pray that we can start those when Isaiah's swim season ends in March. She is also starting to learn letters, counting one-to-one, and she can identify her name. Now, if we can work on learning how to calm down when we are angry... HA!
Sarafina is my little talker, singer, and dancer. She loves all of it. She tells us stories everyday. She loves to sing to anything. If she knows even part of a song, she will sing it. She has been begging for dance lessons. Again, I hope we can find a class that fits our schedule this Spring or during the Summer. She is also learning to count one-to-one and identify some letters. She and Keira can identify numbers also.