Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali
Maia- It sounds like he needs a special therapeutic program. Therapeutic programs typically have fewer children (my son's class has a total of 11 kids.) They need to teach 'expected' behavior, etc.
I wish they had such a thing. We (the school and his counselor and I) had a meeting in which he was evaluated for "exceptional students" something-or-other, which is their catchword for special ed, but not a separate roomful of...I don't know what you would call them today that's politically correct. In my day, we called them "the retard class", not out loud, of course. But that's not what is going on with this eval. This is more like he can get one-on-one special services *in class*, paid for by the school, and who knows what else. Where were these services a couple years ago? Because they have those things through agencies, that you can get with insurance, or they did, BUT, his insurance didn't cover those any longer back then, plus the services were cut because of funding anyway.
And he knows what is expected of him. He either can't, or won't, or both, comply with it. He doesn't take any of it seriously. He thinks school is his playground-- as well as he thinks life is. He has never recognized any authority but his own. He will have the last word (or sound) or die trying. He just.does.not.care. Now, OTOH, he's a very polite, sweet, caring boy! He cares deeply when someone gets hurt, he holds doors for people, he has excellent manners, usually. He's like Jekyll and Hyde, my kid. No gray area at all. It's really maddening.
Originally Posted by witchygrrl
Actually, DD was a pirate. We went as pirates, too, so it was fun to do that as a family. I think she wears so much stuff with owls on it, she wanted something different.
DS just discovered an Owly book at the library-- he's in lurve
Originally Posted by vydalea
Who calls that room in your DS's school "the comfort inn" - I hate to say it but if I were in school I would do anything I could to go there.
To get away from my teachers and the hulabaloo of the classroom I used to have "stomach aches" all the time so much so they were worried something was wrong. Do they at least send him with work? I cannot believe there isn't a monitor there or anything. BIG HUGS to you, mama. I hope that this showing goes well and you can move forward.
EVERYbody calls it "The Comfort Inn". That's its name. It is right across the small hall from the main desk that you have to check in at when you come into the school--by the main door. I think the director's (principal's) office is right next door to it, but not sure. Also behind the main desk is another warren of offices for the main people of the administration. So it's not off by itself, but he's often there alone, I think, and YES, I totally agree that he's manipulating in order to go there. Yes, sometimes they send him with work, and he does get it done in there. Other times he reads his book. Which to me is a HUGE reward for misbehaving
Originally Posted by redveg
Thanks for thinking of me and my family all:) It went well.
YAY!! Of course it did
14 days till my birthday and 20 days till I see M!