Update on DSD's educational issue
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|Tue, 05-27-2003 - 9:46am|
Well, we received my dsd's report. And, SHE PASSED! She'll be going to the first grade in the fall. The teacher informed us at a special meeting this weekend (DH, BM and I) that she is going to need extended help with her reading skills. She says she has the potential but her conduct interfere's with her school work. She also recommended that she be evaluated just to be sure she doesn't have a learning disability. She says she probably doesn't since she's very much capable of learning when having reinforcement at home. (she didn't say which home, so as not to offend anyone).
After the meeting, the BM asked us for money for my dsd's camp this summer. My dh told her no, and that he thought his dd was coming home with him. The BM told him no, she's staying home this summer and that she needs to go to camp. My dh said that wasn't fair and that he had planned for her coming, as usual, this summer. The BM said no, and told him that when she gets more money, that he will then see her during the summers. My dh told her that he'll see her in court. BM still continued to ask for the money and said he was to pay for summer camp. He told her that he didn't have to pay anything over the court order. The BM stated that if his wife (me, as if I wasn't there), can afford to buy her dss a practically new car for college then she can pay for the camp. *I* decided it was time for me to speak up, so I nicely said, "My name is not on that court order" and I got in the car.
BM got furious and persisted to ask for the money. My dh asked her how much it was and when it was due. She said it was $100/wk for 8 weeks and it was due this coming Wednesday (May 28, 2003). He sais he'll work something out and pay it. She said she wanted the money in her hand and she'll take it there. He said no, he'll pay it directly to the camp director. He asked for her the information, such as the name of the camp, director's name and phone number. She told him forget it and that she'll just keep her at home this summer. My dh asked her why to forget it and she told him to shove his money and his wife's money (me) up his a$$ and proceeded to cuss and drive away.
What was all the frustration about do you think?
Anyway, I'm happy for my dsd and hope she continues well. We'll be trying to get with her a little more frequently in regards to her schoolwork. We plan on getting her a camera for her computer so we can discuss and teach and help her over the computer. I think she'll be okay until we can get custody.
We haven't heard from my dsd yet in regards to her not coming this summer, but I'm sure she's upset about it.