I would love to tell my whole story, but I feel it’s too long and honestly still so emotional of an experience to retell in full. I will share that I followed my gut and was right that my son had learning disabilities and wasn’t just misbehaved. I will say that being told your child will “get over it” or just needs to settle in, when you knew the problem was bigger, was exhausting. Lastly, I will share that, when a child doesn’t want to go to the park, you might think “oh why?” and ask questions. Did something happen at the park? When a child refuses to see the dentist, you assume they are afraid and offer comfort, accommodations, and a reward system (sticker or toy). So why, when a child fears and refuses school, does the school so quickly blame the student and his or her home? Parents are literally leaving their children in the hands of schools during those hours and are typically not welcome in the process of their daily socialization and education in school.