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Hi, this is Dr. Colby.I was struck by your comment that the teacher says your child is find once you depart. Can you tell me more about that, because it could be a critical piece in the discussion? Thanks.
She will say jokes at snack time, sing and interact with her peers. But, I must add that after I pick her up, she will right away ask if she is going to school tomorrow or she will wake up at 2a.m. and scream that she is not going to school. I try to comfort, but have found that it is best to not talk about it until morning. She will cry all the way there, and try to stay in my arms. She calms down after awhile and then goes on with her day.
Thank you. I was just thinking today of pictures because I was showing her pictures of herself on my phone at the coffee shop and these pictures showed her being silly and happy. It seemed to change her mood from sad to happier and the transition at the school was better. The teacher does not want me in the room, so I can not do that, but I am sure if Norah has a meltdown there, she may change her mind. I left out an important fact and that is the assistant in the class has poor interactions with kids and has yelled and poked. This matter has been 'fixed', but I wonder if that started all of this and made me doubt that I should continue with the program. I did not include this, since it has been awhile since any incidents and the teacher knows that my child will tell me! As for the other kids, they are an non-interactive bunch that frustrates my child, but I have to let her know that not all kids have parents that teach them social manners. At what point would a highly sensitive child need professional help?