Well, it looks as if we are heading towards day 2 of being late/school refusal.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by StressedM0mma, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Can I just say, I HATE THIS!!!!! difficult child told the counselors last night that it will be better next semester. Hahahaha! Those of you with full time jobs and dealing with this, HUGS!! Off to get her motivated. (if I can)
  2. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Well, we ended up at school on times, but she refused/couldn't get out of the car. So, a call to guidance, and a ride around to the back of the school. We did talk for a little bit, and she is just absolutely terrified to step foot into her first period class because she has missed so much. So we sat in the car and discussed her options. Once we talked about it, and why she was so scared, she managed to walk into the building on her own!!! Unescorted!! She made a plan as to what she wanted to do about the class, and everything. So, while she was late, I still view it as a major step. She entered the building on her own even though she was late. Is it weird to say that I am proud of her for that?
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Not weird at all. Clearly she IS making an attempt... :hugs:
  4. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Whooo! She walked in by herself!!! Great job!!!
  5. Bunny

    Bunny Guest

    I think that is a HUGE step and you should have every reason to be proud of her for it.

    Now the $64 million question is will she stick to the plan that she made for her class? How can she be helped to succees? Will the school help her with this, or is she on her own?
  6. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Bunny, I am hoping that the school is going to help her with her plan for that class. We sat in the car and came up with 2 options. Semester is over at the end of the week. Midterms are next week, and this is a semester long class. She has admitted that there is no way she can walk back into the class the rest of the semester. So, I told her to see if she can work on things another time, or if she can just take the grade she has and be done. If they will not do either for her, I told her to just drop the class as a last option. Clearly she will not be going back in so their is no point all of this. I hope on her own she is able to settle something. But, who knows. I do not hold out much hope for the school to help her. Sad, but true.