Need to get my frustration out... DS has a speech delay (that we just found out after a year of doctors appointments, which is a whole other story, is due to reduced hearing). With his IEP he started PK in November, a week before his 3rd birthday. I always knew I was going to homeschool but we decided to send him to PK for one year or so because one,I wasent quite ready to take the plunge and two, he gets speech three days a week there and I wasn't in a positon yet to try and find individual lessons. Everything was going fine until about two weeks ago. The school split his class because it had gotten to big and DS was sent to a new teacher. Two weeks ago my sweet, cuddly, sharing little boy started to talk back to me (mostly with very loud no's one word he says very well), he won't share with DD (who is 1), won't put his toys away, something he was good at, is mean to the pets. Twice yesterday I had to punish him for hitting the animals, which is something we have never had a problem with. I don't know what to think. Is this just apart of being three or does it have something to do with his new classroom? I was going to let him finish out the year but now I'm thinking maybe I'll pull him out at spring break. I'm also a little annoyed because we told his new teacher that we want the sign language to continue. Before when he got a word they would stop using the sign along with it. Well now that we know he is partially deaf we want him to learn ASL, I don't view it as a "crutch" (their word) but something that will help him. Yeah that's not happening. Sorry this ended up being long. Thanks for the vent.
on Jan. 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM