Category: Parents and Carers
Written by Dave Pughe-Parry
A desperate parent asks Dave for help.
I received a letter from the school telling me that my 6 year old son (Gr 0) has to appear before the school board to explain his "bad" behavior. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD in Feb of this year. Ever since the diagnosis was made by an occupational therapist and then confirmed by a psychiatrist in May, our lives have been turned upside down!
The good thing about the diagnosis is that now finally we know that there is a reason for his behavior, and that he is NOT the bad and naughty child everybody keeps telling him that he is. He is on Ritalin 15mg in the morning (We are still working to get him to the correct dose.) The one thing I can not understand is: Why is he doing all these "naughty" things only when he is at school?
I have to go with him and face the school board who wants to discipline a 6 year old ADHD boy, because of his bad behavior.. I'm lost, I'm scared out of my mind!!
Please help me explain to the school about ADHD.
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