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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 01:29 PM
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29. Lazy or lousy teachers with no medical degree.
Edited on Fri Mar-17-06 01:30 PM by davsand
My kid had a conflict with her first grade teacher a couple of years ago. Frankly, I also had a conflict with that teacher. She was just EVIL to those kids. Out of fourteen kids in that classroom I know of at least SIX that were scared to death of that woman and the parents had all been in multiple times to discuss the problems with that teacher.

Mu husband and I both (together) met with that teacher three different times to try and get to a resolution and the negative behaviors escalated every time. We tried to stay positive, but none of it helped. The third trip in I told the teacher that my kid was afraid of her and afraid to come to school and that was simply unacceptable. At that point the teacher launched into a long discussion about how "un-educable" kids are today.

Finally, it got to the point that my kid came home in tears begging me not to make her go back to school. We had regular nightmares and some very real signs of depression in a little kid.

I hit my break point and had a "chat" with the school administrator that was less than cordial. I explained to him that from that day forward I was going to make it my mission to SIT in that classroom or else I was gonna have to call Dept of Children and Family Services (our state child protection agency) and file complaints against that teacher with 24 years of experience in that district.

After that conversation, I went back to First Grade for "a while" and actually got phone calls from other parents thanking me for doing it and offering to take turns with me.

At that time, my kid's after school care was with a lady who'd left a job teaching Special Ed and started an early learning center/after school program in her home. She knew my kid extremely well, and she told me point blank that my kid was about as normal as it gets--that she'd observed no behavior, attention, or learning issues EVER in the two years she'd been staying there. In fact, she commented that my kid had a wonderful attention span for that age...

What I realized about an hour into my first day observing in that classroom was this First Grade "devil" is not only a lousy teacher, but she really just doesn't like kids. What REALLY pissed me off was her attempts to tell me that my kid was ADD/HD when I knew damn well she wasn't. Further, that same teacher attempted to tell me my kid had "medical" issues like "restless leg syndrome" or possibly autism, and a host of others. I asked her at the time where her medical degree had come from.

Things were pretty ugly there for a while because that teacher just didn't appreciate my presence in the room. However, there was not word one she could say about it.

We made it to the end of the school year and my kid got away from that teacher. We'd had no issues before and none since.

Now, I defy anyone to TELL me that teacher had any business trying to make a judgment about medicating ANY kid.

After living thru that with my kid, I will say without reservation that I seriously feel that any parent would be negligent NOT to have their kid screened by outside educational professionals or behaviorists before they EVER make a trip to the Doctor's office--unless THEY have seen the behaviors at home or in family life. Do NOT trust the say so of some teacher unless you have seen it too!

Just my two cents.

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  -Study: Jump in anti-psychotics for kids troubling UpInArms  Mar-17-06 07:34 AM   #0 
  - Like ferrets, we eat our young.  bemildred   Mar-17-06 07:36 AM   #1 
  - It's Big Pharma and their pushers -  TAPat   Mar-17-06 07:43 AM   #2 
  - And the doctors who are paid off to prescribe them.  Cobalt Violet   Mar-17-06 08:26 AM   #4 
  - And the parents  PinkUnicorn   Mar-17-06 09:02 AM   #6 
     - and the schools  thinkingwoman   Mar-17-06 12:56 PM   #18 
  - also, these meds have spawned lots of biz for doctors and psychiatrists  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:05 PM   #22 
  - Much of the country is on pharma drugs  n2doc   Mar-17-06 08:19 AM   #3 
  - We've seen increases in autism, and for some kids, the anti-psychotics  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 08:38 AM   #5 
  - you are so right.  Mend   Mar-17-06 11:16 AM   #7 
  - Thank You!  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 11:57 AM   #8 
  - There will always be a place for good medications,  DemExpat   Mar-17-06 12:02 PM   #10 
  - So, if modern society sees more mental and emotional  DemExpat   Mar-17-06 12:00 PM   #9 
  - My son can't talk this out.  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 12:21 PM   #12 
  - BTW, my child is in an extremely supportive environment.  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 03:04 PM   #43 
     - Once again, this thread is about the obvious trend  DemExpat   Mar-17-06 04:58 PM   #46 
        - You may not think it is not about criticizing parents who make that  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 07:43 PM   #52 
  - Not trying to argue to be obnoxious  Carni   Mar-17-06 12:19 PM   #11 
  - Apparently you have a child that can speak and understand.  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 12:26 PM   #13 
  - No one is undermining the role of's the overprescribing of them  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 12:48 PM   #17 
  - Yes, but are you going to tell me or another parent who is living  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:04 PM   #21 
     - You can have whatever you want. Don't take it so personally.  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 01:20 PM   #26 
  - Must be the chemical your son needed.  Rex   Mar-17-06 02:03 PM   #39 
  - You fucking rock, Carni.  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 12:46 PM   #16 
  - Would you let a teacher diagnose your kid with cancer?  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:06 PM   #23 
  - I wouldn't let a doctor who spends 15 minutes with my son diagnose him...  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 01:22 PM   #27 
     - 15 minutes? How about three months of visits, inventories  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:35 PM   #32 
  - This sub didn't like me either by the end of the deal  Carni   Mar-17-06 01:40 PM   #33 
  - In CT, teachers are NOT allowed to "diagnose" ADD, LDs, only refer child  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:00 PM   #19 
  - Lazy or lousy teachers with no medical degree.  davsand   Mar-17-06 01:29 PM   #29 
  - If my kid's teacher hadn't been a sub I would have done same  Carni   Mar-17-06 01:56 PM   #38 
  - once again....more sweeping generalizations...  bleedingheart   Mar-17-06 01:49 PM   #36 
  - Risperdol for eating disorder  seleff   Mar-17-06 02:09 PM   #40 
     - Yeah, those dyskinesias are a bitch. You can have a target  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 03:07 PM   #44 
  - I worked with a kid who was severely mentally impaired/Risperdol  noonwitch   Mar-17-06 12:36 PM   #15 
  - Psychiatric disorders'  fshrink   Mar-17-06 01:28 PM   #28 
  - The only sedative effect we've observed is when he takes  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:46 PM   #35 
  - I don't know. There are lots of  fshrink   Mar-17-06 02:11 PM   #42 
  - If I don't take thyroxine, I get suicidal, lose concentation,  Kailassa   Mar-17-06 06:02 PM   #47 
  - Ilsa, most people don't understand your plight but would rather  bleedingheart   Mar-17-06 01:55 PM   #37 
  - Aw shucks, thanks. Yeah the sweeping generalizations about  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 03:16 PM   #45 
     - It makes me very angry, Ilsa, when I see people like you being  Kailassa   Mar-17-06 06:14 PM   #48 
  - BRAVO Ilsa! n/t  phylny   Mar-17-06 02:09 PM   #41 
  - I know kids coming in and asking to be put on it cause its  lovuian   Mar-17-06 12:27 PM   #14 
  - My ex-gf did that  Tyrone Slothrop   Mar-17-06 01:08 PM   #24 
     - Good for you that you broke up. She was a manipulator. nt  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:33 PM   #31 
  - one of my students said, "The drug helps me focus but I could focus on  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:03 PM   #20 
  - The reverse is true also. There are kids who want to  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:08 PM   #25 
     - I agree with that, too---sometimes meds work, true---& somethimes they're  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:32 PM   #30 
  - BRAVE NEW WORLD. We have our SOMA now.  antifaschits   Mar-17-06 01:44 PM   #34 
  - Wrong place for conspiracy. No love for Rx companies AT ALL.  autorank   Mar-17-06 06:36 PM   #49 
  - THX1138  file83   Mar-17-06 06:40 PM   #50 
  - What about the fact that more kids exposed to pesticides, PCBs, mercury,  hedgehog   Mar-17-06 07:03 PM   #51 
  - My ex has our oldest on anti-psychotics...  Mythsaje   Mar-17-06 07:48 PM   #53 

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