As many of you know, Smalls was diagnosed with ADHD and sensory issues awhile ago. We’ve been having a hell of a time with things in the past six months. After a long summer of stressful therapy appointments and behavioral plans, we’re moving in the right direction. He’s heading back to school in a couple of weeks. We are preparing for the worst but hoping for the best.
He still HATES school. I pray his teacher this year will be full of magical pixie dust which can repair the damage of last years’ awfulness. It is so sad to see a kiddo who loves learning so much be so down on school. It doesn’t matter what I tell Smalls about the advantages of being a good student. He still thinks school is hell and the teachers are all Satan.
This upcoming school year has me so nervous. By the end of last year, I was getting daily calls from the principal to pick Smalls up and now when I see the school’s number on my phone my heart stops. Can you have PTSD from getting bad news every time your phone rings?
I worry that the school district’s failures will once again be placed on his shoulders. Having ADHD and sensory issues is enough of a burden for a six year old student to bear — Smalls doesn’t also need to own the school’s systemic failures. Not that I think my boy is an angel — far from it — but man. Last school year was that bad and I have never seen anything like how it was handled in 20 years of having neuroatypical kiddos.
In trying to find a way to feel better about the new school year, I started thinking about all of the cool things Smalls could accomplish if he would just use his powers for good. I decided to get as ridiculous as humanly possible. Laughter is the best medicine and maybe, just maybe…sharing it with Smalls might inspire him to work just a tiny bit harder. 😉
I was so pleased that Parent.co once again offered me an opportunity to appear on their blog! So if you’d like to see what I came up with, pop on over to read about what might happen If My Son’s ADHD Were a Super Power.
And thank you, my bloggy friends, for all of your support and encouragement! Your kind words have lifted me up on the worst days.