Anyone who has ever doubted teh existance of these disorders should read the persective of the woman who wrote the article/blog above. It is an amazing representation of every parent who has raised or is currently raising a child with a true behvioral disorder.
Even though this article is about ADHD it amazingly mirrors our journey with our son who has High Functioning Autism. She just described his early childhood.
(Please, if at all possible, read the article/blog before answering to keep things relevant to the topic)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:44 AM on Nov. 3, 2013 in Parenting Debate
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:47 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
I have that child and I am that mom. So far we have been lucky when it comes to his teachers, that is until this year. His teacher has openly admitted that she doesn't understand ADHD and that my son needs to be normal or he won't have any friends.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:54 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:55 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:58 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Oh, no, that's not really me. I was referring to what is described in the article. My son and I have been through almost all of those situations that the article mentions. Unfortunately, his school does not allow for us to switch teachers. Up until this point they have allowed both myself and his Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade teacher to suggest which teacher would be a good fit for him. Since he is in 3rd grade now, they want him to realize that life won't always give him what he wants and/or needs. It's just so frustrating because she takes all of her frustration out of him.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:04 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 9:06 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 9:07 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:10 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
Still you would think teachers could be more understanding.
You would think so. His teacher has been a fifth grade teacher for a few years and this is her first year teaching 3rd grade. She treats the students as if they are in 5th grade. I was hoping it would subdue by now, but it hasn't.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:14 AM on Nov. 3, 2013
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