If I try to tell you this story properly it will take you six hours to read it. So I will give you the basics. Bullet form . Muah
- In Kindergarten, I was ordered to have Rainbow man tested for ADD or he would not be allowed to come back to school.
- He was "tested" as in my family doctor agreed that it was a bunch of bull and signed a paper saying I brought him in so RM could return to school.
- In grade one, during a parent teacher conference, His teacher strongly suggested I have him tested for ADD.
- I refused
- In grade one, at a different school(we moved) after only three months of classes, I was brought in and again told to have the poor kid tested.
- I refused
- RM has a very loud voice. If he whispers you can hear it two streets away. He is not yelling, it is just his voice
- RM is always very active.
- Morning till night.
- Since birth
- However, RM has no problems lasting out an eight hour car trip with no breaks. He can play his game boy for hours at a time. He can watch three, three hour movies in a row.
- RM worries about everything and anything, from money to bird eggs.*
- RM's grade 2 teacher called for a conference with me, her and a trained child physcologist (who will be known from here on as the CP, because that's hard to spell) to discuss RM's inability to focus during school
- I immediately thought , oh yay, time for the annual Drug your Child meeting.
- I was not looking forward to it.
- I complained.
- To a lot of people
- Which resulted in a lot of people being concerned for RM
- Went to the school for my appointment with Mrs. B and the CP.
- Went upset
- Went ready to chain myself to the pharmacy doors to save my child from their drug pushing
- I am glad I let them talk first
- the CP said RM is far from ADD/ADHD.
- RM is overly intelligent.
- But still can't focus
- RM is very sensitive ( we knew that already)
- RM is too sensitive (we did not know that)
- RM worries. (we knew)
- RM's worry has gotten past being worried and entered the realms of anxiety.
- He worries so much he has decided that his imagination is a better place to live.
- RM needs to be taught, how to work his way, verbally and internally through his worries, and how to deal with his anxiety.
- I don't know how to do this.
*Case in point: Today I left the meeting at 3:07 pm, RMs class gets out at 3:05. A 2 minute difference. By the time I turned the corner that leads to his class, he had gone to the car, saw I wasn't in it, and come running back to the school in a total hyperventilating panic. He had convinced himself I had been kidnapped, but I am an adult so it must be lots of big guys with guns because that's the only way to kidnap an adult and he was racing to the principals office to call the police to save me. In tears. So panicked that when I grabbed him to stop him in the hall, he would have run right past me, he did not know me for a second.
all in those two short minutes.