Thursday, January 21, 2010

Comforting a Child

This event didn’t even wait until I walk through the door, but hit my cell phone this afternoon. I have 3 kids who range in age from 24 to 14; my 24 year old daughter is going to school to become a veterinarian technician and is doing a clinical externship at the AZ Humane Society. Last week was great for her even though it was on the trauma side. This week she was observing the surgical clinic. She called hysterical about having to report to school because some of the other techs thought she was inappropriate. She made a comment about anesthesia affecting a rabbit's anatomy. I am sorry, but if the Humane Society is suppose to be teaching why didn’t they call her aside and talk to her as opposed to calling the school and asking her to leave. This means the school needs to find another place for her and she must complete 180 hours so she may be behind her current class. What is wrong with the bosses here? They should have just talked to her, how else is she going to learn. She doesn’t have that much work experience and she is ADD. Yes, I know ADD is not an excuse but she doesn’t necessarily recognize social cues form those around her.

Driving home from work I was very sad for her and felt bad for myself for having 3 kids with ADD or ADHD and different levels of learning or social disabilities. Sometimes I get tired of having to deal with it all. I mean, why can’t I have a child who is highly motivate and an over achiever.

My son is 20 and not college material – he tried but was not successful. He is currently unemployed and has never really had a job.

My daughter who is 14 is a freshman in high school and told me tonight of girls in her PE class yelling at her, telling her to get out of the way (she was 3 feet from them) or to shut up. I hate some high school aged girls – they are so catty (feel free to insert the B word). My oldest daughter from Junior high on had more friends who were boy then girls because boys are real and girls aren’t. Groan.

1 comment:

  1. I really feel bad for you and your oldest. I think that Vet school should advocate on her behalf as well as future students. Obviously that is NOT a place to send students if they behave in such an off-hand manner.