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Subject: Re: My Kids Date: 11/5/2006 10:57 AM
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Generally speaking, all his teachers and adults that deal with him think he is the nicest, most pleasant, and happiest kid they've ever met. He seems to save all the rotten behavior for me.

I understand that this is a sign that you are a very good parent. Your child feels secure that you love him and isn't afraid to show you all his worst side. Kids need help dealing with their dark side and it's wonderful to have parents who can do that.

Besides the ADHD which was officially diagnosed in kindergarten, he has risen to the 7th percentile for processing speed, so it is that learning disability that really gives him difficulty in school where the ADHD is more of a nuisance. The good news, however, is that he is very bright, much brighter than his sister actually, and that he is a voracious reader. He prefers non-fiction, and soaks up what he reads and sees like a sponge, so although he has wonderful fact retention, the problem is for him to find a way to give those facts back.
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However, the biggest challenge remains his lack of social skills with his peers.


Have you considered that he might have Asperger's Syndrome? It's also known as "the engineer's disease" and is very common among children of very bright parents. I mention it hoping some of the techniques might help you. For some people, college is the first time they meet any peers.

Vickifool
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