Tiramisu Posted February 4, 2012 Share Posted February 4, 2012 Yesterday, I ran into a sweet but anxious neighbor who I hadn't seen in a long while. She looked at me with a sorely troubled expression and asked about my oldest dd, "Is she going to college? How will she ever survive in college classes? Or on a campus?" as though by homeschooling I had completely ruined dd's chances for future success. A good friend was also there and seemed as shocked as I was by the question. And probably also very interested to see how I'd respond. Well, what could I say? "She's in classes every week, and she got great scores on her PSAT's. But she may never do very well in a classroom environment because she has auditory processing disorder. She was just diagnosed." I don't know why I threw that out, except that I know she has a son with LD's who is troubled as an adult. Perhaps part of me wanted to turn this confrontation in the direction of mutual sympathy. We chatted a bit and she seemed generally happy to hear about dd's interest in a particular college and her career goals. A few minutes later my sensory seeker girl, who is in ps, bounded out of the house and across the street full speed and proceeded to interrupt us while bouncing around and babbling non-stop, making grandiose gestures and swinging her head wildly so her hair would swish in all directions. When she sprinted in again, my neighbor said, "Hyperactivity." Well, yes, but, "They call her a model of good behavior in school." Slump. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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