Chassie - posted on 11/22/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )
my son is 10. this is the first year anyone has suggested ADD. we have not had an issue until this year. at the start of the year we have not had any bad reports, until the frog situation, i wont go into detail. than we get his grade card 2 F's on is math the rest OK on grade level. i had a meeting with his teacher and she is so worried about him she thinks he has ADD. well right off im getting mad, this is his first grade card of the year, i didn't hear anything about lets try this or that just he needs to be evaluated. he has been staying over after class for math that was what he was having the most trouble with. i told her no that i would like to help him more at home and try other things that might help. well we have found out he doesn't know his multiplication and he is in division now, we all know you can do division if you don't know the other. now let me remind you this is all taking place on the first grade card of the year. so, we have been working at home and he thought he was doing really good. he couldn't wait to get his progress report. i haven't received any papers with bad grades. got the report all Fs! and not high Fs 40 and 50. in all subjects. if that didn't floor everyone, including him. he was so upset. needless to say we have an appointment with the teacher, Principal, and a counselor. i asked him to asked the teacher if she could send his spelling test home after school so i could see how he did. he got a A! then he told me she said in front of everyone your mother is not my boss. well i need to know how he is doing and she doesn't send anything home so what am i suppose to do. needles to say i think i made her mad because im not going to put him on medication to make her job easier. i am willing to work with him as much as i can to help him. it just upset me that the first solution to the problem is medication. im not bad mouthing all teachers he has had some very good ones over the years. i didn't go into great detail of everything that has happened i tried to make it short.