Vanessa - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter Lily is 5 years old about to turn 6 in two weeks. She just started Kindergarten on Sept 7. Last week she told me the teacher assistant is bad and doesn't like her. She also said that the T.A. said "the bad word from Charlie Brown". Which knowing of course what my daughter is talking about, she said the word stupid. I was so suprised that she was saying this. SHe has been in this school for 2 years of prek already and never said anything about a teacher being bad. I told my daughters teacher, but when the teacher later if she had talked to her assistant, she said well she said she doesn't know where that came from and she "called out" Lily and told her not to say something she didnt say. I know my daughter. She says what she sees and hears. She does not make up stories. She memorizes dialogue so I know if she says she heard that from her, SHE HEARD IT. Well, i left it alone. But today Lily said that the T.A. is bad and that she yelled at her and told her that she was going to talk to her mom because she is rude. I had a meltdown. She is a 5 year old little girl with ASD! She does not know she is being rude and she doesnt mean to be. I know she can come off that way but I know its because of the ASD. This is why she is in Special Education! She is learning how to behave! I am so angry and when I get angry i just cry. This is what I have always feared for her. It seems this T.A. is like annoyed with her. WHy is she working with children with special needs. I feel so uncomfortable sending her to school. What should I do?