We’re going through a couple of rough patches with both kids. They’re both having a tough time adjusting to their new grade levels. Our daughter’s behavioral outbursts are escalating. She’s spent a lot of time with substitutes and we just learned that today her teacher will be switched due to another teacher’s very untimely transfer to a different school. Autism, ADD and constant change is now equaling nervous moms every morning when we wave to her on the bus.
Our son is experiencing more anxiety than I’m comfortable with about school, and it’s not about his ability to learn. He’s an award-winning rule follower (when not at home). He’s a dynamite kid but the pressure he puts on himself to have flawless behavior in school is intense.
Put these two together and this means more phone calls from the school than I ever wanted in their entire elementary education, a care conference promotion to an early PPT and more bedtime pep-talks than I know how to manage creatively.