See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
So my son is a first grader and in the public schools. Last year he had behavioral problems that led to weekly meetings with the councelor to work on things like social skills and appropriate responses. We're about to complete our first full school week tomorrow and already (between the 1 1/2 days he made it last week because he came home and stayed home sick and the 4 days already had this week) he's been to the Principal's office at least 3 times, the Principal has called us once and escorted my DS out of the building at the end of the day the other day in order to tell me how he'd gotten in trouble and had been sitting on the bench outside the office for the last bit of the day, the teacher has called me (the first day of school actually) to ask me if I had any suggestions for what she could do for him, and I've gotten an email from the councelor checking in and asking if maybe I want a referral to from what I can glean from internet research seems like some sort of psychological treatment for him since the teacher has approached her about the problems she's having with my boy.
I'm flabbergasted. Do I have a difficult child? Sure, I'm not stupid. But to have the school seeming like it's completely dumbfounded by him when the years just barely begun? Have they really never encountered such a child before, in all those thousands of children they've had come through their doors??
So, anyways, the point is, I'm wondering if anyone started homeschooling because of behavior problems their child had being in a classroom setting that weren't a problem in a one-on-one setting? He's a very smart boy, but it seems like that's being lost in the behavior problems and so he's not getting the advanced things he needs in that area. Anyone had a similar experience? I'm just feeling so lost and confused!