I have a fun loving, happy go lucky, 8 year old boy. We have recently ungone tests for ADD. I was a bit shocked to learrn that his teacher has him sitting alone with his desk facing the wall. He has to turn around to see the board! I am afraid that he will not enjoy school as much if the keep pushing him away from the other students. He does disrupt things a bit due to his outbursts. Sometimes he will tap his desk or whistle or sing while doing his work. He is unaware of this until it is brought to his attention and he will try to stop. I know its not easy for a teacher to handle this with a class full of 8 year olds. Kids are kids. I am sure they all act up a bit. My Frank is no angel. But some of it is not all his fault.
Would he be better off home schooled? He is very bright. He processes things very well. He does have to be reminded of tasks. I don't want to do the med. thing and change the child. I am not sure what to do. Any ideas?
Answer by premiemom18 at 1:33 AM on Jan. 6, 2011
Answer by premiemom18 at 1:58 AM on Jan. 6, 2011
If my child had ADD, I would rather have my child bouncing off the walls @ home where they could be comfortable & learn at their pace without having to be ridicule by a underpaid, irresponsible,mindless teacher. School is not the only atmosphere where a child can make friends but it could become a very painful place. I would have a parent teacher conference and make that teacher sit in the corner looking at the wall and get a taste of their own medicine!!!
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