DS new school has said they would rather DS didnt bring any spongebob paraphenalia when he starts.
i understand why but SB is like his security.
He is feeling quite anxious that he cannot take anything SB with him.
Not even pencils with his picture on they said.
i cant think of anything else, they supply all uniform,books,stationery etc and have said that its better if he brings a bag for it to be plain.
i thought about socks but then knowing ds he would be pulling his trousers up and talking to his socks!!!!!
racking my brain for ideas and cant think of any!!!!
they didnt really elaborate, they just said its better that he doesnt bring it, its a school for children with EBD and also children with various PDD,s on the high functioning side, DH thought it might be because there could be a few kids with SB obsessions and it might get in the way of them doing their work.
thats just it, they havent, i mean surely they will have to give him some leeway, he,s not been to school for 2 years and he,s going to find it very hard, SB is in practically every room in the house, he,s in the car, he has given each of my sisters a SB cuddly toy for when he goes to their house.
i think it will affect him greatly if they dont let him have something with it on.
i dont know much about special schools but i would have thought they could accomodate this sort of thing.
hmmm well if it were me (who can be fairly assertive esp wrt my kids and their happiness), i'd give them a call and ask them what they were putting in place to keep his anxiety levels down, and if you were not happy say that you would be sending in something that he feels safe with until they have something else to offer
SpongeBod underpants - or buy something little with it on- i'm still thinking along the lines of underpants. Cut it out and sew it into the pcket of his trousers, then it will be secret, put he would be able to feel it in his pocket. Sorry if this is no use at all
spongebob undies!!!! now why didnt i think of that?
my mum suggested a watch as well, cos he can cover that up with the cuff of his jumper.
i will definately have to speak to them about it though because its not just a fussy thing we are talking about, he talks to SB like he,s his best friend, he is what has helped him through his breakdown and he makes him feel secure.
his psych is phoning the headteaher before he starts i wonder if i can get him to mention it as well, they would probably take more notice of a professional.
thanks for the ideas and helping me realise that im not just being over protective-well ok just a bit but given what he,s gone through i cant not be.