This makes everyone miserable, but I am steadfast in my goal to teach her accountability. I asked her teacher for some help with this, and she gave me a great worksheet to use. I used this model to create a time-out journal for her, so now when she is in time-out, she can stop shouting and write. I printed out several sheets and they are waiting patiently in a binder for the next appearance of SuperSassygirl:
I was asked to have a time-out because I chose to:
I feel ___________________ because:
I am going to make better choices by doing the following. These THREE things will help me problem solve in the future:
I have read and discussed this with ____________, and I am proud of her for taking responsibility!
_____________________ (my signature)