Stephanie - posted on 11/11/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My Son is 9yrs old and in the fourth grade. He is only doing 1st grade work and is only emotionally on a 3 yr old level. He has had a really hard time in school since kindergarten. every year things would get worse and worse. He resorted to acting out and always shutting down and doing nothing. He would rather have kids know him for being bad, then them seeing him as stupid. He does not have much self confidence at all. I always encourage him and tell him that he is very smart. This year they finally decided to put him in an ED class room. For you that dont know about this. It is a small class room for children who can't or have a hard time in a regular class room enviroment. Well he has only been in thier for a week now and I have seen great improvements in him. He gets all of his work done, and he doesn't shut down. He now comes hme and does his homework. This was a major struggle before. He seems to have alot more confidence and seems to enjoy school alot more. He is an awesome child and know everyone gets to see it. I am so proud of him.