desertmum Posted September 27, 2012 Share Posted September 27, 2012 (edited) WARNING: Rant :rant: We were homeschooling our ds and as far as I knew everything was ok. DH was never fully into the homeschooling. We've gone back to the UK and got ds into the local school. I wish dh had never talked me into quitting hs. Not good. Most kids there are used to the routine and all. Poor ds is not settling in and what is worse he is acting up -doing things he's never done before at home or anywhere else. He is being cheeky, if not rude (not to the teacher but the assistant and the dinner ladies). He's thrown food (raisins) up in the air, doesn't listen, has trouble putting his PE kit on and taking it off and asking the teacher to help him, called someone "idiot" :eek: and worse of all, he lies when confronted. This is news to me as this is the same child that last year, when asked about a broken glass baubble in a shop stepped forward and announced "Sorry, mum. I did it. I wasn't being careful. Sorry." Last week I went home in tears thinking I was the worst parent as I obviously haven't done a proper job raising my child. This week I feel disheartened. DS says he loves school and he loves having friends. He loves class and math and reading and all (maybe not handwriting :tongue_smilie:). The teacher undestands that ds has changed country and that daddy had to stay in the Gulf to work, and that he is knew to the school system and that he is sad about loosing his old friends and all, but I can see she is not so happy with him. For all I know she's given up on him. I am not loving the school experience. This past month I've felt: guilty, useless, angry, insecure of my parental skills, depressed, weepy, frustrated and anxious. I'm not saying my child is perfect (I'm not that delusional), or that he has never talked back, but I can't understand for the life of me what is going through his mind at the moment.:confused: Pick up time at school has become as dreaded as a visit to the dentist. Edited September 27, 2012 by desertmum Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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