Spoke with my oldest’s teacher today. I think it would be an intimidating enough meeting for any parent to wonder how their kid is doing in school. Probably hits me worse since both boys have Autism and tend to think differently from mainstream.
The meeting went ok, and I learned a lot of good things about how he is doing in class. Of course, I also asked a lot of questions to know how we can help him along. I think my biggest relief was when I asked his teacher about his socializing with other kids. I have so many bad memories of bullies growing up, and everyone knows how teasing becomes a part of every childhood. I was glad to hear that he is never alone. He’s always playing with the “creative thinkers”.
And I try to be as good a dad to him as I can be. I’m a father before being a writer.