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ADD at school but not at home?

Posted by learningrevived on April 1, 2012 in ADD/ADHD, Gifted Learners, Homeschooling |


As Laura Grace Weldon discusses her son’s ADD diagnosis within the system she writes “I hesitated at the heavy glass doors of my son’s school. I’d cheerfully walked in these doors many times. I volunteered here, served on the PTA board, joked with the principal and teachers, even helped start an annual all-school tradition called Art Day. But now I fought the urge to grab him from his first grade classroom, never to return.

I’d come in that morning hoping to discuss the angry outbursts my son’s teacher directed at several students, including my little boy. But I entered no ordinary meeting. It was an ambush.  Sides had clearly been chosen. The principal, guidance counselor, and my son’s teacher sat in a clump together along one side of the table. Feeling oddly hollow, I pulled out a chair and sat down. Since I led conflict resolution workshops in my working life, I was confident that we could talk over any issues and come to an understanding.

I was wrong ….” read more about how his ADD in school was not a problem within a homeschool situation. Very encouraging and a must read for everyone dealing with this.

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