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Too depressed to go to school? You've got to be kidding me.
by Anonymous
March 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

My friend's son is home bound now. Why? He missed 43 days of school last year and over 20 in his first semester this year. This is what they told me the reason was; he gets depressed so he over sleeps then misses the bus and mom is already at work by the time the bus comes so that's that. 

Ugh. I asked if he'd been to the doctor about this and she said no, she just had a meeting with the assistant principal and he was very understanding. Something just doesn't seem right here and it's a shame she isn't concerned with him going to school.

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  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 7, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    bump

  • Mrs.Winchester
    March 7, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    It doesn't sound like it was any of your business.


  • soph324
    by soph324
    March 7, 2013 at 12:48 AM
    Maybe there's more to the story and it's none of your business.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM



    Quoting Mrs.Winchester:

    It doesn't sound like it was any of your business.



    Oh that's right I forgot we were on Cafemom where no one ever talks about stuff that isn't their business.

  • Nynnie
    by Nynnie
    March 7, 2013 at 12:53 AM
    If the school is understanding then that's not all of it, and they aren't telling u all of it cuz they don't want u to know
  • kelly617
    March 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    WTF
    If your kid is that depressed he needs to see a doctor and get on some meds

    But in my opinion this sounds like "teenager syndrome" and he just doesn't wanna get up that early. I would wake his ass up and drive him to school on my way to work...I don't care HOW many hours early he is lol..he can sit in the library and do his homework

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 7, 2013 at 12:56 AM



    Quoting Nynnie:

    If the school is understanding then that's not all of it, and they aren't telling u all of it cuz they don't want u to know

    Not likely. She's been pretty open with everything about her life with me.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 7, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Maybe he's being bullied.

  • paganmommy4
    March 7, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Kids are plagued with depression its so unreal.

    1/2 of my senior class was being treated for then maniac depression, I was one of them

    The pressure, the parents, the classes ALL of it takes its toll

    My daughter suffers from depression and anxiety

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 7, 2013 at 12:58 AM



    Quoting kelly617:

    WTF
    If your kid is that depressed he needs to see a doctor and get on some meds

    But in my opinion this sounds like "teenager syndrome" and he just doesn't wanna get up that early. I would wake his ass up and drive him to school on my way to work...I don't care HOW many hours early he is lol..he can sit in the library and do his homework


    Exactly. It's the whole he hasn't gone to the dr thing that gets me. If your kid is too depressed to go to school in the morning something should be done. I don't believe this kid is depressed. I know this kid. He just likes to stay up late and then not get up in the morning.

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