Despite the year going well, at the start of winter break, Kieran boldly announced that he was very glad the school year was over and that he thought he had done a great job.
I shared with him that he had only made it half way. It was winter, not summer break.
It broke his heart.
It told us just how hard he was working, and just how much effort he was putting in to “holding it all together” during school hours.
We started to think about getting him more help.
We contacted the doctor to talk about medicine for Kieran.
I felt like a failure as a parent – we did not want to put him on medicine.
But despite the best school, teacher, and environment, he was still miserable as a student.
We knew that he could only take so much more of the stress…