So I have resolved for the next 30 days I would give it all I can in the supplement area. Now, for me that means pill supplements as well as educational and life skill supplementation. So we are closely following Dahakaris Protocol as it has garned much success for not only the family that created the protocol but for us as well. Often times we as parents see gains and stop doing what we’re doing or we see regression and stop doing what we’re doing. When in actually it means that we should persevere and push forward.
What I have started is charts for everything we want to improve. I have a chore chart that I have finally purchased. I was going to make one up but that wasn’t going well. I created a vitamin supplement chart, and I have also created homework binders sectioned off and based off of the two older kids IEP’s and the baby’s based off of what things he should be doing at this level and the next.
This is the picture of Marcus Jr’s and Jai Lynn’s chore chart. Two stars gets them .50, 4 stars, $1 and 6 stars $5, this will teach them some sort of responsibility and about counting money. I haven’t completed Mason’s chart yet as I think his will be money based also. Then I’m going to make it that if they get 10-15 stars I’m going to have a toy bin with a special toy and 20 or more stars will get a day out with daddy or mommy doing the activity of their choice.
This is the picture of the vitamin supplement chart. As many of you with children on any edge of the spectrum (ADHD, Autism, OCD, ADD the list goes on) knows that vitamin supplements are often our life line to sanity as well as seeing signs of gains and life in our children. Well we have so many vitamin supplements that I would always forget something and then I would feel bad about it. This way I can see what the kids need, my husband can see what they need and one day the kids will be able to either tell me or do it on their own. This will go on my fridge for now, will probably re-tool this and make it smaller but I truly needed something now. I am still creating check marks for this chart so that we can see what has been done. This chart will be moved to the wall as little hands will most likely have a lot of fun moving my check marks.
This is a picture of the homework binder for Jai Lynn I am still working on Marcus, Jr’s and Mason’s. This is just a preliminary as I’m sure I’ll be adjusting it in the upcoming months. This is set up by each IEP goal that we’re working on and the corresponding sub category.
Lastly, tomorrow I will be working on a menu book with recipes so that it will make it easy for anyone who can turn on a stove to cook in my absence.
If you are wondering why everything is not on the same schedule or sheet, for my kids and me too much causes distraction then nothing gets done. So, I have things organized throughout.
I am finding that schedules work well in our household when everyone knows what’s expected there is less frustration and things run smoother. Feel free to borrow my ideas if you think that they will work for your family.
Love and Blessings