Abrupt change of school tough on 3rd grader
We recently had to move our 3 kids from one school to the next. We are still trying to sift through the crap and find out all that exactly happened to our Kindergartener. She was completely traumatized by the school principal/dministrator -- it was a private school. We are working with her and have sought help for her. She is home now and we are working to restore her faith in school. THE big problem is my 3rd grader. Due to the emotional and minor physical abuse my youngest suffered, my 3rd grader is a wreck. She saw what went on and both she and my kindergartener were having nightmares about what this woman did, calling fratically for each other. (FYI: This school/woman are being investigated -- I can't begin to tell you how sick it makes me -- I wasnt 100 percent on this school -- always trust your gut!). Anyway, my third grader has been through a lot and I have alerted her teacher and am meeting with the principal of the new school this Friday. My daughter is having a hard time getting used to this school, knows no one and she is an extremely sensitive, caring , people pleasing girl. She plasters on a smile when we say goodbye at her class door, but I know she is having a rough time, I can see it in her eyes. Anyway, we are doing what we can to get through this, and I need to be sure I am helping her get adjusted as best I can. My son is in first grade and really, other than saying he is going to kick the butt of the past principal, he is doing quite well -- the kind of kid who has no problem telling you his feelings. You can't imagine how I feel I have failed my children.