DS started summer school today. He got on the bus at our house and I met the bus at his school. I wanted to meet his teachers and see where his classroom was. I found the bus so I waited by it for one of his teachers. No one came to get him so we went to the office and found out everyone was already in the cafeteria so we went there and found one of his teachers. The one we found was one he has last year so that helps that he knew her. I'm going to call one of his teachers tonight to find out what happened this morning.
While I was waiting near his bus, there was this little girl waiting with her teacher and other classmates who was crying and I felt sorry for her. I wanted to just hug her but of course wasn't able to.View Thread
We went on vacation last week and while DS didn't want to go on many of the kiddie rides except for the car ones, he did want to go on the log ride with DH. That was very surprising as he has sensory issues. He liked the ride so much that he cried when he couldn't go on it again. He even went on the merry-go-round that he wouldn't go on last year. He didn't want to ride one of the horses but sat on one of the benches they have on the ride.View Thread
My son in around the same age and has almost the same problem. He will get in people's personal space. We just gently remind him by saying "Space" and he'll back off a bit. It's a constant thing with him so we keep having to say it.
Could your son have a form of autism? My son does and we think that's why he has trouble with people's personal space.View Thread
He's been in various therapies (speech, occupational, physical) for a number of years and we figure with all the therapies, a solution would have been found.
The therapies also sort of limit his after school free time since he has therapy after school twice a week and before school once a week. His therapy schedule will probably change when school starts on the fall as his school schedule will change so we'll see.
He's also pretty uncoordinated so I'm worried how well he'd do with physical activites such as sports and the like.View Thread
Just a suggestion but maybe you could get up a bit earlier. I mean, getting up at 6a and having to leave by 6:30a doesn't give you much time to get ready. I have to leave by 6:15a and usually get up around 5a and have enough time to get myself and two kids (5 &3) ready.View Thread
My SIL actually got mad when my mom told her about the K/1st grade DS will be going to. She, my SIL, insists he's not ready because he doesn't kow how to read or add and subtract. Her kids go to a private school in the Bay Area of California and they may teach those things there but not in the public schools here. I think she's comparing him to her daughter who is the same age but way more advanced. My niece was taking Mandarin classes and has always been more advanced than most kids her age.View Thread
We had a meeting with DS' teacher this morning regarding his readiness for 1st grade. She said academically he's ready but behaviorally he's not. She doesn't really recommend holding him back as he may get bored with the work and act out more. He also has developmental issues and needs a lot of work with his fine motor skills. He's going to a new school with a combined kindergarten/1st grade so hopefully that will challenge him enough yet keep him behaving. His neurologist said he had ADD but doesn't like to give meds until after the kids are 6. His next appointment is in November so it's possible after he's on the meds, he may calm down. Here's hoping.View Thread