Thank you to those who prayed for our meeting yesterday with Jesse's teacher and principal. The meeting overall went very well- I left feeling that Jesse is in good hands and very much cared for. I also left encouraged that we as parents are doing what we should be doing for Jesse and that his behavior at school is not a reflection of our parenting but rather a spirited boy who has some growing up to do.
The main concerns brought up at the meeting are his pattern of lying to avoid getting into trouble and some aggressive behaviors that, if not dealt with now, could lead to some bullying characteristics in the future. So, the plan is to continue to tell Jesse that lying will not help him, we will always find out the truth and more importantly, to encourage him that it is good when his lie is found out because that means that God can do his work to change his heart.
I bought a book last night that contains activities to do with your child to teach them how to make friends, have empathy and learn social cues and boundaries- all things that Jesse is a little slow to pick up on. And the most important part of the plan is to to continue to pray for his heart to change, to have more empathy and to want to please and obey God. We have seen a lot of changes in the past few months so I know that God is doing His good work. I have every hope that He will complete it!