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How can I stop my ADHD son from getting bullied by a teacher?

"Please can you help? I'm in distress don't no were to take it. my son lives with me. can you help?"

Above question asked by Peter, after reading "ADHD Should Not Spell Homework Stress":
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/ADHD_...
In Topics: Bullying and teasing, ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago

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Jul 23, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

It can be so frustrating for a parent to know that their child is being bullied and feeling like there is nothing you can do to fix it.  Bullying can be very destructive to a child's self-esteem, so it's important to do whatever you can do to make it stop.  It's great that you're asking for help.

If it's the teacher that's doing the bullying you need to go to their supervisor to make a formal complaint.  Typically this means talking to the principal of the school.  Ask your child to write down exactly what the teacher has done to bully them.  Take the written document with you when you meet with the principal and ask them to review the situation.  Ask the principal what the school's anti-bullying policy is and what action the school will be taking to remedy this problem.  

After meeting with the principal, if you feel that they are unwilling to take the necessary action to keep your child safe, take your concern to the next level which is typically the superintendant or school board.  

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lofran
lofran , Teacher writes:
Found another great article, worth your while, on ADHD, from Education.com's non-profit partner, the NYU Child Study Center.

http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/learning_outside_lines_personal_perspective_learning_disabilities_ld_attentiondeficithypera

Enjoy!
-Lori
> 60 days ago

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lofran
lofran , Teacher writes:
One more great article for you to peruse. It is from Education.com and the NY Child Study Center, describing ways to communicate issues with a teacher that lessen the opportunity for them to feel defensive.

http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Parent_Teacher/?page=2
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stebbinsd
stebbinsd writes:
Tell (don't ask, tell) the school board to fire that teacher, or you'll sue them for an ADA violation.
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Brazil
Brazil writes:
hay education.com


what i think would be a good thing to do is tell the teacher how you
feel about the problem and if the teacher dose not stop then i would tell the SCHOOL BORD OF EDUCATION.
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lizziebell
lizziebell writes:
i am a child of adhd and a) that is acting like a 2 year old b) that shouldn't even happen
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EdieRaether
EdieRaether , Teacher writes:
We often feel powerless but there are things you can do.  As I have said with others, persist and insist that the school take action and
take it higher and higher i.e to the school board if necessary.  
Bullying has become a big issue and schools need to not tolerate this as they are being sued and should be more responsive than ever.  
If the school needs help in training their teachers , I do seminars and training programs on classroom management and can help them get
positive control.   Would love to help them so they can better serve their students.
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