Parents of ADHD Children
First day of school and already struggling
Hi, my six year old had his first day of first grade today and it was already a disaster (although gym and recess were great). He said they had too much work so he just didn’t do it. He needed a break. The good news is that he didn’t cry, have a tantrum, hide or really disrupt the class. He just refused to do anything. Last year, he would have been incredibly disruptive. I warned the teacher he needs things broken down into steps and that he shuts down immediately as soon as something feels hard. The funny part is that he is incredibly bright and once he starts an assignment, they are usually too easy. Anyways, she just let him sit on the rug and not work. I understand it’s the first day and she’s just getting to know him, but he’s already said he doesn’t have to do all of the work. Any ideas? I’m so sad the year is starting out like this.
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