Lianne - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )
hi everyone. I have really reached my limit with my 7 year old child and am not knowing what else to do. First let me say that I am an american living in Germany. yeah I started a whole new life here. My other 3 children are grown and have not given me the problems that my 7 year old is now giving me and I need some advice on what to do. I thought I would know how to handle this and have done everything I know to do but its not working.
Every day last week she came home from school with sad faces on the list her teacher sends home. This is a way for the teacher to let me know how she is doing during the day. The teacher stopped me in the parking lot from picking Katherina up from school and told me that Katherina did not want to do her math test and she cried and wanted to come home. Also she poked a boy with her pencil and then she bit two kids. She did this all week. I had a conference with the teacher last Wednesday and needless to say I think the teacher is also lost as to what to do with her. I asked the teacher if she was getting both sides of the story and she said she did not have time to do that. I also asked her if she knew the kids were calling her names and teasing her and she said that could be so, she does not know. I also asked her if it was mainly Katherina starting the problems or was it mostly the other kids. First she said it was both and then she turned around and said it was Katherina. Yes, she speaks English. I have taken the nintendo away from Katherina for a week and then I have repeatedly told her if the kids are teasing her or upsetting her to tell the teacher, but she just does not do it, she acts instead of saying something. She is in the second grade and I have had problems with her and this teacher since this school year started. The teacher recommended her to a psychologist and Katherina is now being tested, which is a long process and we will not get the results back until February. Anyway, I am really at my wits end as to what to do here and would like some advice if any of you have any. oh and by the way she is now in occupational therapy for her handwritting because it is terrible. She had this also before she started first grade and well, its not any better. on our first visit to the psychologist, he said that she is showing signs of ADHD and also low self confidence.
thank you for reading this and I hope to get some answers to this.