ADHD at School
What is considered right and wrong with school discipline
My 6 yr. old son started kindergarten this past year and he has been in and out of the principles office on a weekly basis. He started out just not sitting still and than it turned into him hitting, spitting, and kicking the teachers when he couldn’t get his way. He scored above average on his school tests for his grade level and was very popular. When he would throw his tantrums they would immediately send him to the office or send him home. Due to the school sending him home over every minor thing he learned that acting bad was a good thing because than he could be at home with me. I was told to look into ADHD and I had him evaluated. They diagnosed him with it and we have been trying medications. They weren’t working quick enough for the school so they were suspending him. Calling it “time to get his meds rights” I fought until I finally got approved for the IEP program. The teacher of the special education class and principal said that they did not think it would be best for my son to attend the end of the year school event due to his behavior. So I kept him home. Now I feel guilty about it and he can’t get that back. I don’t know when to trust my instincts or my son or the teachers. I feel like I am failing him as his protector by allowing others to dictate my decisions but I feel if I don’t listen to them than they will always look down upon him and myself as a parent. The principal himself told me that he wanted my son to have half a days because of his behavior and when it came time for the teachers to pick their students, he didn’t want them to say no way do I want that boy (my son) in their class. I feel so much pain for my son!!
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