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Yay! We did it!

Shoutout to everyone who is making it to the end of another school year...

I know we use this forum to vent/ask for advice/ not be judged.... but I would like to take a few moments to take a breathe and hear what was a POSITIVE win this year. The reason why I ask... is that is that if you share a win in your family... it might spark a win in someone’s else’s.

My win’s this year- my son 12-middle school, is going to pass ALL of his classes this trimester. First time ever. I’m so proud of him.

-we got his med’s sorted which probably was a huge reason to why he did well in school.

-he learned how to do origami, and how to play chess. Which doesn’t seem like a good fit for a person with ADD, but it gives him a peaceful place!!!!!!!

(I just realized how hard it is to NOT right the gazillion items where I still feel failure :-))

Wine, chocolate and cheers!!!

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Awww I love this! We are so excited for summer in our house! Wins for us this year were starting meds with some modest success, Surviving a lead role in the school play with zero meltdowns, having a great soccer coach and season, and a recent successful play date. Phew!

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What a great idea. We definitely spend a lot of time looking at the struggles. My 7 year old is ending the school year with 90% positive behavior and he loves going to school. He has two amazing teachers and we all know a teacher makes or breaks the year. I am looking forward to the summer so I can relax and not hold my breath all day waiting for the call from school.

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YAY!!!! Congratulations! Big wins!

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Congratulations to all!!!

While it’s still a struggle, my son will be graduating from middle school and is somewhat looking forward to high school.

Unfortunately, he is not going to have a fun-filled summer, since he is in an academic program to prepare him for his next transition. However, we will definitely try to make the best of the time.

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That's ok! He's GRADUATING! And you ALL will have some fun-filled adventures....

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Great idea! My son is 9, 3rd grade and started meds this year. He just finished his end of year native american project and presented it in front of the class. He was so proud of himself. And made my heart melt.

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Congrats to you and your son! I’m celebrating as well. My 11 year old daughter is about to finish her first year of middle school, which was a huge and very challenging transition for her. She’s made honor roll every term.

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I love this too! My 11 yo is about to finish 1st year middle school. He was on the track team. Once, when the team went to the meet without him (he forgot the leave time), he got on the bus and went himself! And made it on time to his event. Scared but proud.

I’m 99% sure he is going to pass everything. We made it through some pretty significant bumps this year. And we still say we love each other every night.

Cheers!

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Wooohooo!!!

Congratz !!!!and dont he so hard on yourself!!!

Your a good mommy!!!!;)

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Congratulations everyone! Hardest year of my life. But we dug in and made some really amazing things happen. discovered her real love for art and music, still working on meds, but it is SO much better! She has an IEP and will end the year with two A's and two B's! Discovered our relationship and how we can make it better..Good, good stuff!

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This is amazing! GREAT JOB everyone! YAY!!!!!!!!

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My biggest win I can possibly think of for the year ranges from “we managed not to kill each other” some days, to the fact that I took the entire year off to be her self trained, unpaid advocate. I personally have learned so much that has helped set stages for more effective school days. It seems there are a bunch of us ending first year of middle school, and I do appreciate this post in hopes of borrowing some stuff that’s worked for others!!!

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I found that ridiculously consistent schedules on school mornings was my huge blessing in disguise!

Same wake up time. Same phrases. Same breakfast. Same backpack in the same place.

And in the case of my grumpy cat for the first 20 minutes? Absolutely NO talking! Just a quick kiss/hug in the morning. We came to a family decision that we all needed a few minutes of quiet in the morning to wake up. I drank coffee... kids ate breakfast, hubby showered. Those 20, are 'me time' to adjust, with no noise. Then.... the day begins. It does mean we get up earlier....

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Great idea to share some wins. My son made it through 7th grade! Still adjusting meds but he’s sleeping better with the bizarre change of adding 5 mg Ritalin at bedtime. Who knew?

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Congratulations to everyone!! So awesome to read all the wins. 😊

This year we did a medication trial & found something that works for us. So thankful for his teacher & our doctors. He even got a citizenship award at school.

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My grandson, who was flunking reading last year, got an award in reading this year at the awards ceremony. Big plus for him since hes the one who's usually getting in trouble in school. We seem to have found a good combination of medications, hope it lasts for a while.

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Congratulations on your win! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes we tend to overlook the good things and dwell on all the negatives. Wins for me have been little or no meltdowns this year. As my boy is getting older he is better able to cope with stressors. N

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Last quarter my son got on the honor roll also he has not had any school avoidence this year

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I love success stories! Way to go Mom!!! a win for your child is also a win for you too :)

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