My kindtergarten daughter has never been in a school setting before and is an only child. As such she was behind in following rules and socialization. She started the year off really poorly with regular trips to the principal's office. I took her to a counselor after I had to have a meeting with the school psychologist about her behavior (he said she is very smart and just needs to learn to listen and adhere to rules) as well as a call from the school social worker. Her teacher requested that she be taken from her 2 1/2 hour school day to meet with the social worker to 'find out how she thinks'. Now, I told her at the time I would see what the therapist had to say. The therapist said that our school district is not one she likes. That if we were in any other district I wouldn't have even been in her office. That my daughter is a normal kid who has above average intelligence, is stubborn and is just learning how (more)
Is this normal for kids who do not fit the mold?
Yes, and it can be such a pain because you know your child better yet "sometimes" school professionals who have only known your child for a few weeks think they know everything about your child. At my son's last conference there was the asst. principal, the school psychologist, the guidance counselor, the teacher, and both my husband and I there. The school psychologist wanted a meeting at my house. I have bent over backwards meeting their requests because I know that it is best for my son. Luckily, my son seems to be adjusting better (fingers crossed) and we were suppose to have a meeting (with all the same people) on Monday, but it was cancelled because there wasn't really a need. Anyways, I feel your pain and I wish you luck!
Answer by JeremysMom at 6:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
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