Roxanne - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 7yr old is having a lot of behavior issues at school. He was dx adhd at age 5 while he was in foster care. When he came to us he was on Ritalin. He had so many issues on the meds we took him off 6-1/2 months ago, opting to try some natural, diet and behavior modifications. He responded well. We eliminated tantrums 8 months ago. We have almost no issues at home. He follows direction, is easy to get on task. Since he started 1st grade in August it has been one long frustrating battle to get him to do what he needs to do. All of his behaviors in class might say he needs to be back on meds BUT... when we work with him on the same worksheets he has at school, they are done quickly, neatly and correctly without a lot of problems. I requested permission to sit in on a class to see if there was anything that the teacher and i could come up with to help with his behavior. I was told "NO, the problem is not the classroom environment it was due to my son dx and until that was handled medically nothing would change for him. I was told by this teacher that moving him to another classroom would make no difference in his behavior." I feel like since the start of the school year this woman has been pushing for us to put him on meds. Some of the things he gets written up for are typical 7 yr old behavior. Not adhd. Nothing we are doing at home is having any affect on his behavior at school. I want to change schools. I feel like something really isn't right in his classroom. Am I just in denial? Should I do what the school system is trying to push me into and put him on meds?