- She doesn't want to patch at school.
- A part of me says to let her patch at home after school. Another part of me says she needs to patch at school.
The problem is that patching after school we are going to have a hard time getting in all her hours consistently because of after school activities like dance class, etc. I also feel that if she patches at school the types of activities they do are beneficial activities for her vision. She is also having a hard time with reading and writing and so it is my hope that if the school sees her struggles she will get the extra support she needs. (I plan on meeting with the teachers and Child Study Team about this) - and she is in a kindergarten class that has 2 teachers so this is a good start.
Ultimately, I feel that we need to patch at school which means letting my daughter down. I also know that we need to do something with the class and the teacher to help explain her patch. We did this in Pre-K and it went pretty well. She brought in books and she talked about the patch. We also had an individualized health plan in place.
I'm also perhaps overthinking this - but should she patch on the first day of kindergarten or is this something that we introduce after she has had some time to settle in and I could meet with the teacher, etc?
Clearly I'm more of a nervous wreck about her starting Kindergarten then she is!