Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Way to go, Jack!!

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Last week, when Jack came home with his "naughty note", I quickly e-mailed his teachers and apologized for his behavior. I also asked that if he were to ever have a really good day, that they send home a "good note" as well.

I requested this so that I don't always feel like I am getting on to him. I feel it is important that children know when you are proud of them too and I want to be able to praise his behavior when the circumstances call for such.

So today when I picked up Jack and Beau from Mother's Day Out, Jack was so excited to see me and to tell me that he had gotten a good note today.

"Jack had a VERY good day today! He was attentive in class and played very well with others. Jack is a very sweet boy. We all have our "off days."

I wish I'd had my camera with me to capture how proud he was of himself. He even bragged to his Nana Robin when she came to pick up my nephew.
Way to go, buddy!

16 comments:

Mrs. E. said...

Oh Yeah! Did that not make your day, or what?

♥georgie♥ said...

awwww Melinda this is so great-brought tears to my eyes in a good mommy way for you! I am glad you asked for good notes...maybe thats all Jack will need...
btw I love the name jack!

Lolli said...

Yaya! That's wonderful news! Go Jack! BTW--I left you some awards on my blog.


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Stacey said...

That is FANTASTIC!!! I'm soooooo cheering for Jack - and for his FAB mommy who is doing a SUPERB job by the way!!! :) That is such great news!!!!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

YAY!!!!

Debbie said...

I love that note. I really like how they went on to tell you that he was a good boy and hadn't just had a random good day!

Amber said...

Awesome!!!

Michelle said...

Such great news. I am sure it also made you feel much better too.

Michelle said...

Such great news. I am sure it also made you feel much better too.

Newberry said...

Yea, Jack!!! We all need to hear when we've done a good job. That will make him want to do the right thing even more!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

That is so awesome! You should save that note in his baby book-too precious!

Devin said...

I'm glad had a good day, what great news! It was very wise of you to ask his teacher to let you know when he has a good day. You are a great mom!

Baloney said...

Good for you asking for that note. And hooray for the teacher that she followed through!
I'm glad he had such a good day. ;)

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

awwwww....now THAT is sweet!! I'm so happy for you guys!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your entries. I don't know how I missed seeing them this week. You are the coolest! GREAT work.

Courtney and the Boys said...

This is so great! I am a former first grade teacher, and I firmly believe in the power of positive reinforcement!!! Oh, the wonders that some praise does for a child...

Way to go, Jack! :)

Courtney