Ds is in 2nd grade and has recently become distracted in school. He had pages of work in his desk and it was sent home this past friday to be completed at home. I scheduled a conference with the teacher and I met with her and the other teacher he sees through out the day. She helps him one on one with math. So we discussed what was going on in class. He's not interested in what she has to say. He's not misbehaving he's just not interested in some things. He does tell me that the other kids in class distract him or try to talk to him and he can't get his work done. Weve explained to him that he needs to tell the teacher so that she can tell those kids to let him do his work.
After speaking with the teachers for a few minutes they handed me a form to fill. Regarding his health and our family. They suggested I take him to the pediatrician. The teacher also said that her child was not concentrating in school and later turned out that he had ADD. I felt like they were diagnosing my child in the conference room and I felt helpless. I am torn. My son got his report card not too long ago and he is struggling with math. He has a 68 but is passing the rest of the subjects. They discussed an option would be holding him back in the 2nd grade. My dh doesn't want to give our child medications because the teachers seem to think somethings wrong with him. Most of those sheets that were incomplete were math. I told the teachers that I am going to work with him at home daily and she told me exactly what they're doing right now and maybe that will help him.
I'm reading online and it's like a big mess. My brain can't seem to take all the information on there. I'm overwhelmed. I'm reading that meals can help his concentration in school. I had my ds make his own chart. We will fill it up weekly and he gets to choose to do an activity like going to the park, get a cool pencil, note pad. Only if he does his work during class and has no marks in his folder. If he gets a mark in his folder he will not get a sticker on his chart for the day. Can anyone offer me any advice?