I got a call from the school counselor today. She says that my son has been grabbing and poking people. Said that on Friday she saw him grab another student and when that student turned around, it looked like he was going to hit him. She also said he likes to walk up to people he doesnt know, put his hand in front of their face and say hes going to eat their souls. She said this strange behavior has to stop and he has to respect peoples personal space. I agree he doesnt seem to know when hes in peoples personal space but he claims these people hes done this to are his friends and theyre only joking around. His Elementary school last year kept telling me that he thought he was joking around with other kids but they were all uncomfortable and didnt know how to take him. But at the end of the year when he went up to get his grade 6 diploma all the kids in his class cheered him. If they truly feared him or were uncomfortable about his behavior would they cheer for him when he got his award? I told her that he has ADHD and is impulsive and she said but hes medicated isnt he? like that solves everything. She also asked if he was in counseling. She said his peer relationships are going to suffer because the other kids think hes weird. So when I talked to him today he was really upset. he doesnt know what hes doing wrong or how to behave as hes just being himself. So my question is, is this typical behavior of an ADHD child (he was just diagnosed in June) and if so how do I get him to understand that he cant do this? Im so tired, and so drained and I had prayed that all these issues would go away with the last school.. but obviously theyve followed him. She talked to me in such a condescending nature like Im the worst parent in the world and need to teach my son to keep his hands to himself (like I haven't told him that for 12 years??!). She also said a few other things that he claims are completely not true so who do I believe?? I know teachers are not perfect nor is my child.. but how do we find the middle road??
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