My daughter is in kindergarten and I feel like she may have a learning disability. I spoke with the school counselor and asked about the kind of services he offered and he asked me if I had a meeting with my daughter's teacher yet. I informed him that we didn't have the chance to have a meeting in person, but we have talked on the phone several times about my daughter's progress. I explained my concerns with the counselor and he said that it would be best to have the meeting with my child's teacher and then we could go from there. Since then I have had the chance to speak with my daughter's teacher in person.
I have no problem with my daughter getting counseling, but here's the thing. I asked my daughter if the counselor has talked to her yet, just to see because I was feeling uneasy about him and she told me that he has already talked to her by herself without informing me of the meeting with her. I have a problem with my child being pulled out of her classroom to go talk to a grown man by herself without a female adult being around and without being informed about it. I'm going up to the school tomorrow to talk to the principal about the procedures as far as the way the students are counseled. I decided to look him up again on the school's website and in his bio on the site he said that he likes what he does and that he likes to be a special friend to the students and that creeped me out a bit by him saying it in that way.
I discussed my concerns with her dad and he told me that he had a funny feeling when he saw the counselor in person. Let me just say that we are not paranoid people, nor do we go around making accusations towards anyone, but I think the fact that he has talked to her twice by herself without telling us about it makes me uncomfortable because a female should be present. He said that after I have the meeting with her teacher that we could go from there, but he never said that he was going to start having sessions with her and by herself.
What is the best way for me to talk to the principal about my concerns?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 AM on Feb. 24, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by MamaStuart at 3:57 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
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