Appropriate School Discipline?

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Appropriate School Discipline?
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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 2:30pm

An 11 yo Oregon boy with ADHD, Aspergers and possible other medical conditions that make him fall asleep, was forced to mow the lawn at his school as punishment:

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:03pm
I was horrified when it happened and felt helpless. His behaviors are improving but that particular school was not the best placement. I expressed that they needed to be clear about expectations with him and not allow unstructured time. He didn't understand the other kid about losing something at school and thought he was being called a loser.

Ainslee...

Embrace the madness and say cheese.

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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 7:31am

It's comforting to know I'm not the only one with a choker.

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 5:35pm
Great points about allergies and medication!

Ainslee...

Embrace the madness and say cheese.

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 5:34pm
The check mark system is good for some. :-) My son has a similar system. He's no longer choking anyone....I'm amazed I read that. I thought my son was the only one that did that. It was a horrible day when he did that and unstructured time is not a good thing for Ryan.

Ainslee...

Embrace the madness and say cheese.

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 5:25pm

In no way, shape, or form is this appropriate treatment.

Ainslee...

Embrace the madness and say cheese.

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Registered: 08-04-2001
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 9:29am

Part of the reason he may be so sleepy are his allergies!!!

I was horrified when a attended a huge parent


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Thu, 11-24-2011 - 6:35am

That poor child.