Second was counselor, same school. School was unbelievable control freaks and I wasn’t allowing it. District is #1 or 2 in state and most parents have both parents with advanced degrees, so it’s not the inner city. We had son evaluated at Children’s Hospital Psychiatry section, but school would not allow teacher to fill out the HALF of the questions they needed to help him. Counselor calls me, a doctor, and says “if I won’t tell her his diagnosis, she is going to label him and put him in Special School District.” I just laughed a hysterical laugh and couldn’t stop. It made her more and more angry LOL Told her I didn’t know WHO she thought she was, but his private medical information was NONE of her business. Next day I dropped off the note informing them I was removing him to homeschool him.
Last was a high school counselor. different son had severe Bipolar and schizophrenia and was on meds that made him appear drunk in the evening, so drugged he’d slur words. Counselor was in an IEP meeting in front of 4 teachers and the school Principal. IEP Head was arguing son should be allowed to get his driver’s License and drive a car. We have significant resources and hubby is ready to retire. Anyone who knows Bipolar patients know they often become explosive and impulsive and make very bad choices. If he grabbed those keys after he took his meds, he’d likely kill someone. Being responsible people, we decide it’s not right to endanger others and he’s not going to drive.