I may have to pull my youngest out of school and I don’t know what to do

I’ve spent part of the evening messaging back and forth with the principal at the boys school. We’re trying to figure out a solution for Emmett while he’s in the state he’s in. Being in the classroom is clearly not working out for him right now and so we’re looking at a few options.

I spoke with Emmett’s mom and we feel like school is simply too much for him at the moment. I’m not a fan of pulling him out because I think that it’s a bandaid fix and unless we address the underlying issues, this is only going to get worse..

Emmett is still struggling with more shit than he can cope with and it’s got him in a darker place right now. I’m the first person he’s opened up to about this stuff but he’s been struggling for much longer then he’s let on.

The overarching issue is dealing with loss. The biggest issue being that his mom left for a second time. He’s dealing with PTSD and abandonment issues and it’s not going well. Neither of those things play well with Autism, ADHD and severe Anxiety. It’s not a good combination and I’m really struggling to help him through it.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)