Recently Ryan has been coming home from school a bit ‘on edge’. He doesn’t say much about his days and seems like his is ready to burst into tears in a split second. But he finally decided to open up to us a little bit, and shared some of his feelings.
He told us about a couple of things that have been bothering him in class. Specifically, he’s been wondering why:
– he doesn’t get challenge lists anymore
– he isn’t asked to do special errands or help in any way (beyond ‘class helper’)
– he doesn’t get any opportunities to go in the prize box
Apparently Ryan feels that other kids get more attention and more special treatment than he does. He said that this has been going on since January…and when we asked if he spoke to his teacher Mrs Borger about it, he said no.
We sent her an email that evening and the next day, she actually invited Ryan to sit down and have lunch with her. That afternoon he came home like a new boy. Happy, excited, and saying his teacher is the best teacher ever.
I know this is only a blip in his life of school, but we were extremely proud of him to share his feelings with us. If anything it shows him that it’s ok to talk about how you feel, because there are people out there who are willing to help him through it.
Daddy is super proud of you Ryan. 🙂