Christine A - posted on 03/13/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi all.....I am brand new to this site. My son is 7 years old. He has severe anxiety stress disorder, I could barely get him to go to school in kindergarten. He is in 1st grade now and is doing better . He still has severe anxiety stress and struggles with studies. He has now been diagnosed with dyslexia as well . He LOVES trains . It is the one thing in his life that gives him joy, makes him shine, light up and have confidence . When nothing else cheers him, or shakes him from stress & worry ...talking about trains can bring him back from the darkest of times. Trains are his happiness and his safe place so to speak. He recently was pulled from class by a teacher, not his 1st grade teacher but another first grade teacher and told " you need to stop writing about trains , you can't write about them anymore, do you understand....they are just ...well they are boring ." He was heartbroken, crushed. He was confused and so am I . He was only able to write about them when they were given free subjects of their choice to write on, which wasn't that often . I am just wondering if anyone else thinks this is really wrong ? Am I over reacting? Over thinking this ? I should add there was no reason academically he was told this, I checked . Any feedback would be appreciated.