No parent ever wants to hear their child is being disruptive or has a learning problem. So when my son’s preschool teacher handed me the number to our local Early Childhood Education services, I was ticked, angry,and embarrassed.
After all, I worked my tail off to teach him respect and manners! She proceeded to tell me Elijah’s behaviors had gotten progressively worse and it was time to call them so he can be evaluated.
On the ride home, I asked my son why he was disobedient and wild in class; to which he replied, “I get so bored in circle time and I was mad because the scissors were too tricky.”
I just want my children to be normal and felt guilty yet again, thinking that maybe my kids had somehow acquired defective D.N.A. First, my oldest being diagnosed with Inattentive A.D.D., then Aspergers, and now my son possibly has A.D.H.D (according to the evaluations of early head start).
Give Them Back to God.
Now is when I holdmy ideas, dreams and perceptions loosely of my child, maybe even letting themgo altogether; at least until I have real solid answers. Now is the time to begin turning into myselfand listening to God. He created my children exactly the way they are. He has aplan and a purpose for them. He knows what He is doing. The question now is whether I stomp my feet and cry in frustration; or do I embrace it and find the best way to teach my kids how to be who they are created to be?
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,a]”>[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.