Since the school year has started I have noticed huge improvements with the kids. Alexander is doing so well, hardly ever doing anything other than perfect work. Pre-school Dylan seems to be doing well, and The Kindergarten children are doing pretty well, except for my Aiden.
I had an early PT conference with Aidens teacher. We had an early conf. because of Aidens behavior. Aiden has been having a hard time listening and completing his work.
For awhile I have known that something wasn't quite "right" with Aiden. I watch the other children grow and play, and their likes and dislikes change. Aiden has stayed the same for the past two years. He still likes the things that he liked while he was Dylan's age and he isn't quite at the same level as say Joseph or Miley is for that age.
Anyway, the teacher had said that she felt that Aiden was very immature. She also showed me his test scores. When I saw them my mouth dropped open and I felt as if I was going to faint. My eyes started to water and it hit me like a ton of bricks, something really is going on with my baby.
His uncompleted work sheets she saved back showed that he was too busy writing his name all over the paper. He was stuck on one thing. This is when Aiden was having a hard time writing his name and he would do this all of the time. He was being Aiden, practicing his name, so Mommy would be super happy that he was writing properly. He wasn't focusing on the task at hand, he was focused on what he wanted to learn to do and that was to write his name properly.
She told me that she has tried to help him on several occasions and even worksheets they do together as a class are wrong because he is speeding thru them so he can color a picture.
I saw his writing journal and you could tell when it was a bad day for him, because it would be sloppy and he would be scribbling pictures instead of taking the time. Some days are better than others, obviously.
My ex husband was and still is trying to convince me that Aiden is just lazy. He is trying to convince me that nothing is wrong. But after seeing my darling Aidens test scores, speaking with the teacher, I knew it was time to go over any one trying to convince me that I wanted something wrong with my son (which is a complete and total load of bullshit) I made a doctors appointment today to have Aiden screened for ADD/ADHD.
I never would have thought in one million years that our family would face this. John and I have been struggling with Aiden and getting him to complete tasks as simple as getting dressed within a reasonable amount of time, various other things. Jay was there with me at the PT conference because I felt that he is a huge part of Aidens life. Aiden lives with us, John is someone he needs to be able to know that he is there for him too.
I am so very nervous for Aidens doctors appointment. I know that everything will be okay. I am looking into trying different eating habits for Aiden to see if that helps. I have heard a lot of people tell me to try that as well.
Well, that is all. That's what's going on. Hopefully I will have happier news next time.