at school. It’s affirmations to 5 different students, students that she doesn’t know and she has to come up with them at the spur of them moment and hand them to the person, personally. Let me share some background.
She has always went to a very small small school, a school of a total of about 300 students. That includes grade school and high school. I felt better with her going there because she had a cousin that worked there and her uncle worked there. I had trouble with the dyslexia 504 plan there and I moved her to the school in town, which is much, much larger. She has over 300 students in her grade.
There is seems to be more fights and bullying at this school and we have experienced some of the bullying. You may remember this if you are a regular reader of Sonya’s Happenings. This may be why they are doing the affirmations. Which is a good thing. My daughter has no idea WHO she is affirming though and she has to do 5 different people. She has to do this in 4 classes. She does have good friends there but they make not be in class together with that many students. Plus the teacher picks WHO to do the affirmation on. She then reads these affirmations made to her from other individuals that she doesn’t know. They don’t know her. She already suffers from social anxiety since I moved her to this larger school and I do have her in therapy to help it.
She was so sick to her stomach yesterday (Valentine’s Day) when they were going to do this set that I let her stay home. I know I’m the parent, she’s the child. The affirmations are good for her but they make her physically ill.
I’m going to talk to the principal today. He will have more insight than I do. I’m only hearing my daughter’s side.
What are your thoughts? Please don’t just right that I’m a bad Mom. If you have been a regular reader, you will see that our life is a completely different life than most families. My daughter has been thru more since the age of 10 than most adults have been thru all there life, that is the truth and NO exaggeration and has already been thru 3 years of therapy at the age of 10 when she lost her Dad.