Parent Teacher Conferences break my heart

Parent Teacher Conferences break my heart

I recently had a parent-teacher conference for Lennon and I tread them every single time because I tend to already know how it will go and reminding us where he struggles the most. And yet at the same time, it will give us insight on what specifically we may need to work more on without pushing the kid to the breaking point because really he likes school and secondly, well he loves to read… who knew right? Lennon is failing academically BUT he has made a tremendous amount of progress at the same time. It isn’t enough to be on the same level as his peers but its progress nonetheless and we will celebrate that! Something that should be celebrated is the friends Lennon has…

Most dreaded day of the year

Most dreaded day of the year

IEP meetings are sometimes a curse and a blessing. One one side they tell you how much progress your child has made… and yes Lennon has made a tremendous amount of progress in all areas. One the other side, he is still so very much behind on everything.. reading on a third-grade level (he’s in 4th grade) ..math he’s still quite behind.. and handwriting, and processing and expressing. Socially at times still awkward, he is quite affluent in getting along with his peers, he’s surrounded by peers during lunch and learning how to maneuver the social how to hold a conversation and be interested in other people and not just talking about his own interests. You learn that Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy…