I feel like I’m cramming for an exam. I’m all panicked. Researching like a crazy person. Organizing a binder, punching holes, examples of his assignments that work for him, examples of assignments that haven’t, and suggestions for positive behavior modifications that won’t break him, won’t kill his spirit, his spunk. If you’ve read anything I’ve written you know that recently my son was officially diagnosed for ADHD which includes a great need to move, major impulse control, and a very high IQ. Didn’t know they were testing his IQ but happy we got one win, even if it complicates things a bit. Although he most likely hasn’t gotten anything out of his formal education for the last 2 years he is still above average in his academics but from where his IQ is, it’s not good enough. It seems he’s been filling in the gaps from what he’s been too distracted to hear, from knowledge he already has. He gets in trouble constantly and he hates school, feels like a failure at everything he tries, but he isn’t. He just struggles with impulse control and gets in trouble a lot. That’s why I pushed to get him tested and this is why we are where we are now. I will not let this break him, like it broke me (even though I cruised through until about middle school before it started to crush me). My ADD didn’t include hyperactivity, disruption and misbehaving. I just couldn’t organize anything and remember anything which really screwed me up. I went from being the best student to, “she just doesn’t seem to care anymore”, “she isn’t trying hard enough”, “she’s a smart girl but she lost her motivation”. Those stupid sons of bitches 😉. They didn’t know what they were doing but shit, what was wrong with them?!? Every kid wants to do good in school. EVERY ONE!!! If a child isn’t, then something is wrong. If they act like they don’t give a shit, it’s because they’ve been told that they didn’t so much that they start to believe it. I made it where I am fighting all the way. No way am I going to let my child go down that path too. No way. I’m going to know everything I can to make this work for him because he deserves it. Every kid does. They’re either going to hate me or love me but either way they’re going to know I’m paying attention and my child is going to get every chance he can to be anything he wants to be. I won’t back down 💪🏻. Not even an inch.
Back to cramming for this school meeting on THURSDAY. Yep, little bit crazy mom.
I probably need to chill out, huh 😉. I’m just a little bit passionate about this. Teeny tiny bit😉😊. Roar!