Friday, January 14, 2011
So what happened?? Well to make a long story a little bit shorter.....we are no longer satisfied with Z's preschool. They have major communication issues (we dealt with this back when Z broke his leg) and are a bit apathetic to parent concerns around a certain child in the class who has violent outbursts and fits of aggression. S and I felt that the classroom was no longer a place where Z felt safe (or we felt safe sending him) and after counsel with a child psychologist, a lawyer and family and friends, we made the difficult decision to pull him out.
We did not want our son to be exposed to the violent behaviors and language coming from a certain student on our dime. This is a private school and does not have the resources that are needed to deal with a child like this. Z is the second child to be pulled out this year and the school seems unphased by it. This child has choked (the little girl had red marks on her neck), hit, punched, kicked, tripped, told students that he was going to stab them until they were dead, told Z he was going to step on his head until he was dead and so much more. He seems a bit unstable and I feel the school is doing the poor child a diservice by pretending that they can handle him when they do not have the services that a public school would have (guidance counselors, therapists, psychologists etc.). I feel very badly for the child and his family and hope that when he goes to Kindergarten next year, he will get the services he needs. For now, I don't need my child being part of their experiment to fix the child's issues with love. They actually said that by surrounding this child by loving and caring children, they feel that he can overcome some of his challenges. Well I am sorry but my child will not be one of those guinea pigs anymore.
I could go on and on but I will stop. It is time to put this entire thing behind me and focus on this beautiful gift I have been given.....the gift of time to learn and play with my children. I know it won't be easy but I am filling our week with play dates, fun projects, play time, our music classes and adventures. I hope you will come along with us for the ride :)
Posted by Raising Z and Lil C at Friday, January 14, 2011