Colleen - posted on 05/27/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter 7, almost 8 in June has severe peanut allergies (anaphylactic). As a result, the school provided her with a peanut free table, where she refused to sit. We have been trying over a month to get her to sit there. We tried everything including rewards, consequences, to go to the school and drag her there but she physically fought me, and when she was told to eat at the office she ran to the cafeteria anyway and threw tantrums. I was told to home school her, which I did and she was kicking and screaming for two months. I tried to get her to learn something and got professional help and she did not do anything and refused to cooperate for two months. They did a mental health evaluation and on they kept asking her why she didn't want to learn and on Friday after 1 week of interrogation, she said she wants to go to school and sit where she wants at lunch. I am not comfortable with letting her sit where she wants but if I don't let her she will not learn and do work even at school.