My son cries before school
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|Mon, 09-10-2012 - 10:29am|
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced what I am experiencing.
My son started 2nd grade in August. For the past 2 years, since kindergarten, he loved school!! He is a smart boy and gets excellent grades. Ever since the first week of school this year, when I walk him to the bus stop, he cries and tells me, "I am going to miss you Mommy." I always hug him, tell him I love him, comfort him and tell him to have a good day and I will see him at 2:15pm. He tells me "ok" and gets on the bus. One day, he missed the bus and I had to take him to school and sign him in late and walk him to his class. He stood outside his classroom door just crying, telling me to wait, not to go in yet until he stops crying.
He did not cry in kindergarten, nor 1st grade that I know of.
He does have ADHD and "had" been on medication for that for the past several years. He does not take medication during summer break (recommended by the doctor) in order for him to gain weight and not build up a tolerance to the medication. He was fine all summer, so we are trying this school year without any medication and he is doing great, except the crying.
Any ideas? I am wondering if maybe the medication for the ADHD numbed his emotions the past 2 school years and now that he is not on medication, he is actually "feeling" what most children would feel in kindergarten?
Your opinions would be appreciated and thanks for reading.