A distraught mother called me the other day. She wanted to know what she should do. Her third grade son is struggling in school, inconsistent performance, doesn't always "pay attention," not enjoying school at all. She's wondering, based upon conversations with the current teacher, if her son needs testing and has ADD. The only problems they see at home are related to homework completion.
I asked her some questions - how did he do in first grade? There were some concerns but they got through it. Second grade? No problems at all.
The red flags go up. What would you say to her? I'm interested in your thoughts before I share mine.