As you will doubtless discover upon Noa's return to campus, she has regressed considerably in her behavior. Kind of a Terrible Twos Tyranical Teen.
As this has occurred on our watch, it's evident that Jeni and I have not been able to figure out how to work effectively with Noa to on her behavioral issues. We need help!
Some of the challenges arise in situations in which she has previously struggled, made progress, and now regressed (i.e. in transitions). Some of the behavior is new and seems age-appropriate in the unpleasant sense (i.e. defiance, getting a kick out of engaging in negative behaviors, like food "falling" on the floor).
And of most concern to us, some of the behavior reflects what comes across as the absence of some essential core values (empathy, kindness, care for others). We are especially concerned that this difficulty increases the unrelenting nature of her demands and make it impossible for her to develop and sustain meaningful relationships with peers or caregivers.
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