February 10, 2014 § 4 Comments
I am wondering if this will end up sounding like a rant and if it does and it turns you off then stop reading.
I guess what I want to say mostly is how amazing special need moms are but even more so those with medically involved kids. My daughter is only mildly medically involved but it feels endless. I spend my spear time schedule appointments and writing to physicians to plan medical care. So when I’m dealing with major medical problems and teachers call to complain without solutions about the fact that my girl has been snarky it makes me want to scream!
It is so frustrating because teachers don’t always respect what these kids go through. They don’t think about what the day to day life of the child at home is like or what it’s like for these kids to spend countless days at various appointments or therapies.
I can’t imagine on some days what it’s like for kids like my daughter who seems to be at a hospital for appointments several times a month . She worries about these appointments which often deliver bad news or shots or endless poking and prodding. But then she has to spend the hours before or after at school being given a thousand prompts by a host of different teachers and they wonder why she’s cranky?!? Wouldn’t you be?
I guess what I’m saying to teachers is give students some slack once in a while and consider what else they are going through. Please always hold them to high standards but remember to be flexible.