Posted by: ozelthea | 2012-08-30


Concerned about 11y old sons academic achievements at school

Hi i have an 11yr old son and he never knew his dada and his dad is late, i have been married for 10yrs now and he is living with us currently and here fore we got some disturbing news from the school as he is there now 2yrs and has repaid grade 4 2 times and the school informed us that he is trying but is not meeting their standard pass rate. i have consulted a educational psychologist and will be going for a full pshyco session. is there something i could be worried about as the relationship between my son and his stepdad is venomenal and they are close and he is there every step of the way in many ways, my husband loves this child as if he is truly the real father.

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Ozelthea,

Consulting an educational psychologist is certainly the way forward to address the academic performance.

I am not certain why, if you say your son and his stepfather are close, that you would consider this cause for his poor performance at school? Generally, if children are happy, they are better able to cope with demands at school. However, if this remains an area of concern for you, please discuss this with the educational psychologist who assesses your son.

Kind regards,

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