the new routine
I am getting M ready for her new school year routine, which will include waking up about an hour earlier than she does now, and also going to bed an hour earlier. It will also mean no screen time after 7pm and no sugar after dinner (at 6pm). I moved her bedtime start to 7:30pm last time from 8:00pm to get us there, and my mom is supposed to keep her on that schedule tonight, as I get home at about 9pm.
Another big change we will be making is switching to a very low sugar (special occasions only) and preservative/dye-free diet. I am hoping that this will be helpful with impulsiveness and distractability, but I’m also hoping that I won’t have to do an exclusion diet (no dairy, or wheat, or gluten). That would really suck but we’ll go there if we have to.
New discipline style, new diet, new routine, new schedule, new therapist, and new holistic doctor (hopefully)… let’s get this show on the road! I’m willing to do anything it takes for my kid. If it turns out that she’s just a willful, stubborn, exceptionally two-ish two-year-old, we’ll just be that much healthier and happier!