For some unknown reason, Kaira seems a little more responsible with the start of the new school year. The change is "sudden" in my opinion ..... it's like just a few days before the start of the school, she was still the same old 8 year old ;) but with the start of the new school year .... i can see a slight positive change.
For one, she started to be more responsible with respect to the homework assigned by her teachers. For the last 2 years -- as homework was rather infrequent, maybe she isn't used to it ;p -- she will forget that she has homework and she usually never did them until reminded by the teacher or if for some reason I am aware of it, i will ask her about it.
But with the start of the new academic year, she surprised me by doing her homework without being asked/told. and no complaints whatsoever. What a splendid change i thought! How that happened, i don't know. Maybe it is a - going on-9 phase??
#2, in the past she hardly tells me the instructions that the teachers give. Or if there's any communication. she will tell me that she has forgotten or she will get the details wrong. But this year she is communicating the instructions more! and they are usually accurate.
#3 used to have to take the longest time to wake her up in the mornings! This year, miraculously she has been very cooperative so far! no dragging her feet whatsoever in the mornings. so much easier to wake her up compared to the last 2 years! Praise the Lord.
Certainly hope that these positive changes will continue and that there will be more positive changes!!