J's first day at "big school" today. I was honestly dreading it, rather, as he has been refusing to do any kind of concentrated work and been throwing out lots of statements about how he doesn't want to do any work at school but only play, etc. Anyway, I picked him up for lunch and he was calm and happy - said the new (male) teacher said he had done very well, that he liked school, liked work and was looking forward to lots of dictations (something they do a lot of in France)! Not bad for someone who can't write and recognises about a dozen letters Same story at the end of the day - school was nice, the teacher was nice (much better than the previous one, he said), he liked the work... Early days, of course, but I wonder if I dare hope that school will be okay for him and not the nightmare it so often seems to be for ADHD kids?