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My experience with the public school

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:02 am
by CindyA35
My daughter has ADD and she has always struggled to make the good grades. The only way she was able to make the good grades was to be on medication. The medications had severe side effects though such as getting too skinny, dizziness, stomach aches etc. When she was off medication all I would hear from the teachers is "Is your daughter taking her medicine?" They want the children to be medicated so they won't look bad as a teacher. So the school won't look bad as a whole when the state test scores come in. I even had a teacher beg me to put her back on medication just long enough to take the Iowa test. That is sad! I believe that teachers should to be taught how to handle a child that has ADD. My child wasn't bad or didn't get in trouble alot in school, it was just that she daydreamed and didn't concentrate. I found a web site that actually says how a teacher should teach a child with ADD.

After reading it I asked my daughter if any of her teachers ever did any of these things to help her and she said no. They just yelled at her all the time to quit daydreaming or to pay attention or "You should have been listening" At her school I can pretty much pick out the teachers that are dedicated teachers and caring teachers but they are few and far between. Most are out to just make a living doing something. I can remember when I was in elementary and junior high every teacher I had was dedicated. I find more and more now that they are not. I figured since I was teaching my child at home anyway I might as well be doing it full time. I have just ordered A Beka and I am expecting some great result from my daughter. She will have a quiet atmosphere where she can finally concentrate. She is very excited.

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:18 pm
by momo3boys
I was put in the corner of the room and forced to do my work facing a poster of Carmen Sandieg!, I wsn't ADD i was depressed and having a hard time coping with probelms in my family. This was in 5th and 6th grade.

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:04 pm
by Mark
glad to see you're going to do what you need by your daughter, ma'am.