I have a heavy mama heart. :( I'm sad. I'm sad that the world is such an overwhelming place for Elijah. He had a rough day at school today. It was rough at home, too. He looked totally and completely exhausted tonight. He could not control himself and did a lot of screaming and talking back. He is struggling. After talking to his teacher on the phone, I laid in my bed for a bit and thought about what to do. What I know needs to be done is not what the school wants. So what do we do? Do we do what is best for Elijah or do we follow the rules?
What is best for Elijah: He needs a solid week off of school to get back to baseline. When he returns to school, his days need to be shortened.
The rules: Put band-aids on the situation for four weeks and re-evaluate a COMPLETELY exhausted and overwhelmed boy.
I don't blame anyone and I'm not upset with the school. I get their point of view and I appreciate that they want Elijah to be in school as much as possible. His team truly does want to understand and help and I think it's just a matter of getting them to believe that Dan and I know what needs to be done.
I'm feeling a bit helpless and confused tonight. I'm considering pulling him out of school until he feels better, but then would the school not trust us?
To be continued!