Cassidy is 9.
He’s in 4th grade.
He has struggled his entire scholastic career to “fit in” with the current mode of public education.
We finally felt like we had a handle on things when he was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. We changed his diet and it was like having a fancy new functional and happy-all-the-time Cassidy!
Apparently these changes aren’t translating over to school.
He has busted his butt this semester to get better grades. I mean really worked hard.
I just saw his grades.
They’ve gotten worse.
His reading/writing teacher had some awesome things to say. Like: “Cassidy seems disinterested in his work.” and “He’s capable of better and more work.”
I think she has no clue how hard he struggles to stay focused in the chaos of the classroom.
I think he’s exhausted and frustrated by trying so hard and still feeling like he’s failing.
I think I want to home school him.
The options are:
A. Get him diagnosed with something so we can start an EIP and have him labeled for the duration of his scholastic career.
B. Home school for a while and see if we can help him make some changes to mainstream again in a year or two.
Fuck. Parenting is hard.
With a new baby on the way. (Yeah, it looks like that’s really happening, I’ll be 6 weeks in a couple days)
With a demanding Toddler.
With needing to move or remodel.
What the fuck is the best option for him?!
I have no idea right now, honestly.