Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I am so pleased to be able to write that my son's difficulties in peer communicating do not seem to be holding him back at college. Near the end of grade school, I used to think to myself, "High School will be different." It was, but not as much as I had hoped. In the past year, I've been thinking "College will be different." It qualifier!

My son mentioned that the other afternoon about 20 guys went down to a park on the beach near school (not bad to have a beach within walking distance) to play intramural Ultimate (that's short for ultimate Frisbee, although I still don't get the game -- I think it's like football). Then later that evening, a group of 15 or so kids -- guys and girls -- took a late night walk to a coffee shop.

To top it off, he returned the wrong and picked up the right tool, AND got to the post office where he picked up two books I had ordered for him and a "care package" from his grandmother.

This is all very good news for a worried parent, and it affirms my appreciation of the services he received from our school district in grade school and high school. He was nurtured and encouraged by some of the best teachers and professionals I've met.

A few more days...weeks...years like this and I'll breathe a sigh of relief.


The staff at Franciscan Hospital for Children said...

So glad to hear he's doing well! Thank you so much for sharing his (and your) story. There are many parents out there who I'm sure can benefit from and identify with your experience.

PatK said...

Thanks -- I really hope so!