Hi, my name is Jessica and my DD will be 10 in 2weeks. Molly is driving me completely insane. And I remember what it was like to be this age and how hard it is with mean girls and cliques and I try so hard to be supportive of everything she does, but I'm about at my limit.
Molly is a gifted child and for 2nd grade, we moved her to a very small Montessori school that we thought could challenge her better than where we were. This past summer the school closed 3 weeks before school started. The public schools where I live are unacceptable so we ended up at a catholic school (my alma mater)that is the polar opposite of the Montessori environment. It has not been a smooth transition. Molly also has ADHD and we very reluctantly put her on medication a year and a half ago. I honestly don't know how we would survive without it now. The ADHD is getting worse and worse and we spend so much time scrambling to adjust meds, it's insane. I was a really good student in school, and as I said, Molly is very gifted and works 2-3 grade levels ahead. When she works. Which is not very often. I am completely perplexed by the things she does with no explanation. Today she brought home a math test that she got a 48 on. She had guessed every answer and not even attempted to do the work. She constantly gets distracted and leaves things incomplete at school, then forgets to bring it home to get it signed that she didn't complete it. It's like a never-ending cycle. I'm hoping there are other parents that have been through similar things, I know this is a hectic time for kids and Molly has started puberty, so I don't know if that's part of the problem. Anyways, thanks for listening to me rant - any support or suggestions would be appreciated!