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Well, highschool went measurably well (except for grade 9), but I cried every day of elementary school from kindergarten right up to grade 8. I was a very anxious, fearful girl who had difficulty following what was going on, and was utterly terrified of everything. I can’t say for sure it was entirely the ADD, but even though I went to three different elementary schools, only ONE teacher ever thought to talk to my parents about my behaviour, and that may have been a school mandated meeting, I can’t remember. And even then, it was always referred to as my “assertiveness” problem.

Years later, I told my mother how much I cried in elementary school, and I think it kind of broke her heart. She never knew.

When I think back to the public school I spent 6 years at, and how they always just looked the other way, it really, really makes me angry. I wasn’t failing, so I guess they just didn’t give a damn.

I recently re-read my grade 1 report card and it literally said “You need to learn to control your emotions.” Who says that to a 6 year old, who regularly curls into a ball and cries at the least bit of intimidation?

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