So tonight was conferences. It is a time that can either be exciting or miserable. Kids worry about grades and what their parents will say if they get a back grade. Parents worry how their child is doing and if teachers are secretly judging them for these bad grades.
For us it is a combination of both. My daughter can do really well in school. The issue is on top of her ADHD she also has seizure disorder. This leads to a lot of missed days of school. This then leads to built up assignments and then it is hard to catch up and take the quizzes and tests. I know this is hard on my daughter and it is hard for me as a parent. I know she needs to get good grades and be in school but the seizures take a lot out of her. She once slept for 15 hours after a seizure.
She is doing good in some classes and not so good in others. I know she can do well but I also know how hard she struggles. It is like a roller coaster. She has excelled in classes that she has always struggled in and is doing not so well in classes she has always done well in.
I fear she will be held back which has already happened once when she was younger. I don't want her to feel bad about herself but it is hard to punish a child who has a legitimate reason for being behind. It is a real battle. She gets frustrated and I get frustrated then you really get nowhere.
Do you have a child with medical issues that make school harder? What do you do to help them with their struggle? I would really like to hear from other parents on how they cope with these issues.