I am looking for book recommendations (geared towards parent and/or child) on helping my sensitive, intelligent, easily distracted, dreamy 7 year old boy who likes to think a lot and do things on his own time cope with functioning in group settings and with schedules beyond his control, especially in school.
He's having trouble staying focused and on task. I think it is starting to drive his teacher bonkers. Having dealt with this all his life, I can empathize with both him and his teacher. Bottom line: I want my kid to love learning at school, and I'd like for him to respect the teacher and the classroom community by doing his best to stay on task. Anyone BTDT and have favorite books?
Since it may come up: no, he has never been tested for ADD. The teacher hinted that I should consider talking to his doctor, but I hesitate to follow up on that, but don't know why.
And also since it may come up: yes, we think he would thrive in an unschooling homeschool environment, and while we are open to it at some point down the road we are committed to staying in the public school system for now.