I am a single mom and have had no choice but to work full time until now. I'll be working part time so I can have more time to be a mom and just cope with the tight budget.
My son has severe adhd and anxiety. He has had problems in school and we've been blessed to have family take time off so that I don't get in trouble at work to get him to his dr's appts when I can't ask for any more time. I've made the parent/teacher meetings but otherwise, no one from the school ever see's me unless I have to get out of work early (if my family can't) to go get my DS from school after an emotional meltdown. He is in grade k.
The class has a lot of parent volunteers. They do need parent volunteers cos they have so many, too many students. To make a long story short, we have been typecasted and as far as other parents are concerned, his mother (me) is a young single mom who isn't involved in his education and he's a misfit who disrupts their child's learning environment.
My DS has expressed a strong resentment seeing the other kids with their parents in class and him being alone *which broke my heart to hear but I understand). He had been complaining about one of the parents who is mean to him and her daughter constantly tells him he's not liked or wanted. Because of this my sister has been going with him to school for the last week and will continue to do so until I can take over. Today the same little girl walked up to her and my son to inform my sister "We don't like him. He doesn't have any friends." My sister also met the mother when she walked into the classroom to find my DS in a chair in the corner with that mother standing over him and pointing in his face.
I'm not saying my DS is easy to manage and doesn't disrupt class but I am saying that if that mother thinks she can mistreat my DS and talk about him or down to him, she has another thing coming. I want to go to the class on the next day she volunteers and have a talk with her. I want to let her know he has a mother who cares and worries and will not let anyone mistreat him.
Any advice? Is it a bad idea? Should I just ignore it?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on Jan. 28, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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