Max's English is really developing, he's using new words every day, sometimes in 2-3 word combinations. All 4 kids are using their own version of "Ruglish" (a mixture of Russian and English) to comunicate, and it's interesting to know that the older 3 kids know more Russian than I do.
The meltdowns and manipulative behaviors we were seeing around the 1 month mark have all but disappeared, thanks to consistent and predictable parenting. We have a totally different kid over here. He still has ups and downs. He still has "orphan moments". But he's going to make it. We're going to make it.
I wanted to share a video, but he wouldn't cooperate. So you get a photo instead.