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originally posted by: MissCoyote
So yes I realize its been about meh.....4 years since I've been on ATS but in those 4 years I've been at school, battling schools, and recently I fought my last battle with Brick and Mortar institutions with my son, I pulled him out of school to do virtual school at home (Connections Academy) I had gotten So incredibly fed up with his school calling me 8/9 times a day EVERYDAY texting me EVERYDAY. Their claims are that my child has ADHD. And were demanding I have him placed on meds.
Needless to say we withdrew him from that institution which caused a whirlwind of problems. child services, doctors appts, psychiatrist appts. yeah a massive headache over removing a child from an "educational" setting in which he was not thriving AT ALL. mind you my son is a kinetic learner so he learns best by doing instead of read recite repeat. for him its more like let me take it apart put it back together and then tell you how everything works. Oh and he was found to not have adhd with 3 out of 4 doctors and a brain scan. the psychtrist was the only one that cut a script -_- not surprising.
So I guess my question is if any of you have school age children have you had HORRID problems with your schools, I wish kids didn't have a one size fits all education.....especially when one brain isn't the same as the other.
originally posted by: VegHead
Good for you!! Your kiddo will be much happier, and will thrive. It will be challenging, but so worth it.
A school suggested our oldest (who was only a 3-year-old preschooler at the time) needed to be medicated. Why? He wouldn't sit for circle time like the other kids. I'm not kidding, that was the actual reason they gave us. He got along fine with everyone, did fine "academically", but he refused to sit in a circle at circle time. Again, he was THREE. The school called a conference with us regarding this issue and handed us a referral to a shrink for meds. (What meds?? "Encirclen"?) Hahahahahahahahaha.... yeah, no.
We left. No regrets.
(I realize every time I share this story that it sounds like fiction... but it isn't. A school really suggested we look into medication for our three-year-old preschooler specifically because he wouldn't sit at circle time with all the other children. I would think it was hyperbole if it didn't happen to us.)
back in my day we got to awkwardly get called on to read a paragraph out loud LMFAO