During my first set of parent conferences back in November, I mentioned my heartbreak at watching these parents break down in tears as they came to terms with the fact that their son needed a dramatic intervention. Not only was his behavior a concern, but he was failing all of his classes due to his inability to focus and follow directions.
Last night was our spring conference night, and we met with this family once again. This time, however, the news was much different. After our last meeting, the parents took their son to be evaluated by a medical professional who agreed that he needed to begin medications for ADHD. They started him on his new regimen just before winter break, and we were all anxious to see if there would be any progress.
I couldn't have asked for a better meeting!
(Let me be clear that I am not endorsing ADHD medications for every student with a little extra energy. But clearly, this is an example of a one who needed this intervention. Students like this are the reason these meds exist, and I am so thankful they do!)