I asked recently if you had a child with ADHD, “how did you know?” Well, I sent his teacher an email over the Spring Break to get her thoughts. I figured she has seen lots of boys his age and maybe she would have an opinion or some insight.
Kids went back to school today and when I picked my son up from class she brought it up. She mentioned getting my email note and that she “agrees.” She does not think I am off base in my suspicions that he might be ADHD and she thinks it is a good idea to have him evaluated. She would not be surprised if he has it.
I have mixed feelings right now.
On one hand, I feel validated that someone else…a professional…agrees with me. That I’m not just a lousy mother looking to “blame” something for my child’s unruliness.
On the other hand, my heart is breaking. I don’t want to be right! I want someone to just tell me that he is typical and suggest some new parenting techniques to me so that I can be a more effective parent.
We meet with his pediatrician tomorrow for an initial evaluation. His teacher said to expect them to give me a form for her to fill out about his school behaviors. Then I guess I’ll know more about what’s next.