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Out of the Mouths of Babes

My son daleMy son Dale is 10 years old and has ADHD. This story took place when he was in Kindergarten. Dale has a late birthday so he would have to wait a year to start school. To avoid that, I enrolled him in private school. After one week they told us they weren’t equipped to handle his behavior, but once he gets diagnosed we could bring him back because he was so smart. We were devastated, but that was what we needed to get a referral to have him tested. Needless to say we didn’t send him back. We just waited a year and sent him to public school. In Kindergarten he had an amazing teacher that allowed him to be him. She used different strategies to pull the best out of him. One day I picked him up from school and one of his classmates said to me, “Hi Dale’s mom. Dale is my friend. He’s a little crazy but a lot good”. I almost burst into tears. It was so heart warming to see this young man truly accept Dale for who he is.

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