Please help with some advice on telling my daughter she is repeating the 1st grade.

Melissa - posted on 08/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi.We started noticing three years ago that she wasn't developing like the other children her age. Her self esteem was shattered when she realized she couldn't do like the other children and we decided to have her tested. She was just diagnosed with high functioning autism. She is very emotional and will be devistated when she hears that she isn't going to the second grade. In my heart I know its the right thing to do but I know she will be crushed. Like other children she HATES school. We start school in about three weeks and I need to tell her. When I tell her I want it to be positive. Can anyone give me advise on how to tell her with a positive spin on it.thank you.
Melissa

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Melissa - posted on 08/11/2013

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Thank you. I appreciate it. I do understand they feed off of out emotions and I have gotten a lot better with it since it has been going on a little while now. thanks again.

Lia - posted on 08/11/2013

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With kids we have to be honest with them, but not make them feel like they have a handicap. My son is epileptic and I try to let him live a normal life. Even though sometimes children have disabilities they do not know the severity of it until we make a big deal out of it. Explain to her the best way you can then let her know its to make her even more smarter than she already is. Yea kids are very smart, but they also feed off our emotions. So mommy relax it will be okay ;)

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