Friday, March 16, 2007

Professional develpoment...

Today and tomorrow I have a conference for work. I realized there was a theme to the workshops I picked. I tried ti do half teacher workshops and half parent workshops, but they all had the same theme: Dealing with the difficult or challenging child. I am struggling with this at home and at work. I think I got some great ideas. if they work, I'll let you know! I also went to a workshop called "Dealing with Parental anger". Can I just tell you how relieved I was that they even had a workshop called that? Ultimately, I learned that I cannot control their behavior. but I can control my reaction to it. Anyway, it was a productive day and I am looking forward to tomorrow. The computer is still not fixed, it may cost $400 to fix it, so I am not sure what we are doing about it. I can't post pictures on Scott's laptop right now, so no pictures for a while. And I am still not receiving any e mail. It is frustrating.

7 comments:

C.J. said...

Wow...please post 'pearls' from those workshops. I could us some good strategies at work.

Ugh on the computer news!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Ok, if you get any free time (I know, I know, haha) PLEASE post the tips from your workshops. Yesterday after the girls had been crying (for no reason) for 20 minutes and hanging on my legs I yelled "Why are you crying??!!!!!! Stop crying!!!!!" I'm guessing you learned a better response that I could try...

Hey I just heard you're going to J's dimsum outing - fun! Can't wait to see you.

allyn fratkin said...

i wouldn't spend 400 to fix an old laptop unless it was a super high-end model. you can usually get new entry level laptops for 400-500.

also, your isp has webmail so you should be able to read your mail that way.

Michelle said...

You're going to a workshop on your ANNIVERSARY? What happened to the romance? I made you something but I forgot to send it. Because I am a terrible sister :(. I'll either send it to you, or I'll give it to you at Easter(probably that).
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HAAAAAAAAPY ANNI-VERS-ARY! That was me singing loudly. And badly. You know the tune, right?

Michelle said...

Ummmm...I just realized that your anniversary is tomorrow, not today. My bad.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Hey Allyn, I still cannot read the mail from the comcast website, either. They cannot figure out why I am not getting any.

allyn fratkin said...

well then i'm out of ideas. :-(