WTH did i just read? Mass email from another parent in my sons class
This is the email:
Hi everyone! I am K****'s mom K**. I just wanted to take a minute and let you know what's going on with him. I am sure in some form you have heard his name. Hopefully good but I have a feeling not. We went to see a neurologist to try to find out what is going on. He is such a sweet boy but just so impulsive! He constantly will pinch or fidget with his hands not trying to be mean but just does it. It is so annoying to some and hurts others and when he does hurt someone he will get so upset because that wasn't his intention!
I felt the need to let everyone know because being unaware makes it seem like this boy is a mean bratty bully which he is far from. He is such a sweet and loving boy and he just needs a little help I guess so he won't be so impulsive and wild. Our older son is being bully from a real bully so I understand how it is on the other side and I don't want any other child or parent to feel this way!
So over spring break we will start K**** on a mild medicine. Hopefully this works with keeping the uncontrollable impulse he has with his hands and fidgeting! You may wonder why I am including you all in our business but being a mom of a 5 year old that already parents won't let there kids sit with him or be next to him is very upsetting knowing on my side what I do for me and him.
I just want to apologise if K**** seemed unfriendly or mean or hurt anyone! He isn't an awnry mean hateful boy he is actually a loving boy that would do anything for anyone that just has a Ferrari engine with uncontrollable Chevy breaks! That's what the Dr told us (the last part)!
I just wanted you to know so in the mean time while we are working out the medicine deal, which by the way is so stressful for us to start, you would know this may not be a quick fix to a "normal" kid.
Thank you for reading and understanding hopefully!
Eta: after I read this, I casually ask D's how school is going and who his friends are. So I say "what about K****, are y'all friends?" to which he replies "no I don't play with him because he yells at people all the time". So I see this an opportunity to encourage him to reach out and I say "well maybe he yells at the other kids because he's just lonely and doesn't have any friends? Sometimes when people get sad they act mean towards other people....maybe you could try to be friends/play with him?". Ds looked at me very seriously and said "no momma, I don't like him. I just don't want to talk to him. I'm not mean back, I just ignore him"