Lauryn - posted on 01/03/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
We switched schools this year from a small private to a large public and she is in the gifted program. At first she said she didn't like her teacher (we had a bad experience with a teacher last year who left school in March due to numerous parental complaints on her screaming at the children). But I spoke with the teacher and even though she is old school strict she was received my feedback very well and worked with her to develop a better relationship. Now she says it isn't her teacher that it's just the school. I have asked her all of the obvious questions and she insists that she isn't being bullied, hurt or harrassed in any way. She says that she cannot come up with the words to describe why she feels nervous going there but her legs feel wobbly and stomach hurts when she goes on campus. She wants really badly to go back to her old school but she has made good friends at the new school. I'm getting exhausted...we even contacted the psychologist that did her evaluation for the gifted program and she agreed that something related to fear is going on but doesn't think she is being harmed. She didn't recommend one way or the other whether I should put her back in old school or force her to stay put and deal with her anxiety. She is a very communicative child and very outgoing but can be shy and sensitive. At this point I feel bad that she had two back to back bad years with crying often. The teacher doesn't think it's academically based says she is doing well and has from the first day. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.