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Thank You, ADHD-Aware Teachers

Check out the following excerpt from an e-mail I received from my cousin, Kari, a second-grade teacher in Colorado: I had no idea how many struggles you have with Natalie. She is such an amazing child. I think about her so much as a second-grade teacher. She has had a huge impact on my teaching. […]

Check out the following excerpt from an e-mail I received from my cousin, Kari, a second-grade teacher in Colorado:

I had no idea how many struggles you have with Natalie. She is such an amazing child. I think about her so much as a second-grade teacher. She has had a huge impact on my teaching.

My class this year is difficult. I love them to pieces individually, but, WOW—they are a struggle when they are all together! Whenever I’m feeling frustrated and about to blow, I think to myself, “Is this how I want Natalie’s teacher to treat her class?” It calms me down and helps me remember that they are just kiddos.

One of my dear little students is, I think, struggling with ADD, and again, I think, “If this were Natalie, what would I do?” I referred his dad to a free medical clinic and I hope he is able to receive treatment.

Isn’t it amazing that Natalie can have such an impact on a classroom 700 miles away?

Oh, and I love the website you blog on. So many great tips for teachers!

Don’t you wish Kari was your child’s teacher?

[Teacher Choice]

As if it isn’t enough that our kids with ADHD keep their teachers on their toes, I’m sure that when I’m in advocacy mode, or in worrywart mode, I can be hard for Natalie’s teachers to deal with. So, although I might not show it, I appreciate Kari, and all the other fabulous teachers who really, truly care about the kids (and put up with the parents!) they work with.

Thanks, Kari! Thank you, teachers!

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