I don't mind talking about what difficulties Andrew has.
He is a learning different child, which means he does not learn the same way a normal child does. He is the same as any other child, as a matter of fact his play is very advanced, but his thought processes are much different. He does not learn by speech or repetition. He learns by sight and through visual aids and touch. When he was 1 yr old he was diagnosised (sp) as being deaf, his ears filled with water for some reason and he could not longer hear. So the result of that, after fighting with the doctor, knowing there was something wrong with my child, and after countless prescriptions, he has a speech delay, and his brain just takes information in differently. He has had surgery to correct the problem (he just chooses not to hear us). Also, he is left handed, and there are different ways to teach a lefty, but his teacher last year was not willing to do this, so he lost a full year of education.
Also they feel he may have a mild form of ADHD, but I REFUSE to put my child on any kind of meds!!!! I know we can deal with it, as long as we are patient, understanding, loving, and if we listen to what he is telling us.
Sorry folks, I guess I rambled...oops.
By the way THANKS ALL!!!!!