I had a friend who was told by her young son’s teacher that he should be tested for ADHD. She watched him as he did his homework...sure enough, he was fidgeting and losing focus after a while...but ADHD? She bought the boy a “standing desk” and presto, no more problems when he was doing homework.
She asked the teacher if she could buy one for him (or any other child) to use in the classroom. Teacher said nix nix - Ritalin was probably the best solution. The boy is now in a private school, he and his classmates can use the standing desk that the mother provided, and he’s getting good grades and enjoying life.
Just a story about something that happened to someone I know. YMMV.
“Teacher said nix nix”
I’m kind of puzzled. I’ve never had any trouble intimidating teachers and principals into doing what I wanted them to do.
I don’t mean by threatening them. Just by standing fast, refusing to budge, and going as far up the chain as I had to.
Most of them seem to be arrant cowards who curl up like a spider on a hot stove at the first hint of real opposition.