Poor easy child is off his medications and struggling at his new school. The school psychiatric called me yesterday and told me his math teacher is very concerned about him because he is staring off into space and not getting any work done. easy child is gifted in math so I was concerned as well. The psychiatric says the math teacher is constantly having to prompt him to pick up his pencil and start working. Most of the time easy child will keep his hands folded in his lap and not even open up his book. I knew easy child would probably struggle a bit until I am able to get him back on his medications, but he has never refused to do work before. I picked up easy child from school yesterday to ask him what was the deal. I got the dreaded shrug of the shoulders and the "I don't know" answer. When I told him that was not an acceptable answer, he told me the math is new to him and he doesn't know how to do it. He is too embarrased to speak up and ask for help, so instead he chooses to do nothing. I encouraged him to ask the teacher how to do the math so she doesn't think he is just being defiant. easy child is in an honors math class because he tests as gifted every year in the California state testing. I am thinking that maybe he should be in a regular math class at least until I can get him back on his Focalin. Unfortunately psychiatrist doesn't have an opening until the 9th of next month so it is going to have to wait. I explained to the school psychiatric that his dad refused to give him is medications last year and now that he is back living with me I am taking him to psychiatrist to get back on them. She says that would explain a lot of easy child's behaviors right now. I hate to see poor easy child struggle when I know it's not his fault. I just signed papers for his 30 day IEP so I should be notified soon when that should be taking place. In the meant time I am hoping easy child can find his place at the new school.