Originally posted by WaterRats13
No, I haven't talked about it in here nor any where else in AD....but I blame the mother (step son's Mum) for the lousy education he received whilst growing up. Reason why I say this is because when Daniel was discovered having profoundly deafness...my husband and his mum (when they were married before) put him in a deaf facility -- deaf program for his first 3 years. Then when my hubby divorced Leanne...she went to put Daniel in a regular public school, claiming he could hear enough and could communicate just fine with hearing people, etc.
Andrew and I have had no power over on the decision on where to get Daniel's education. Andy's nana (grandmother) wanted to put Daniel through VicDeaf school (same as state deaf schools in USA) and pay for his education for the entire 12 years, but stupid mother refused and kept Daniel in public school.
It's sort of a complicated story -- when I first moved out here in 1998, he was 10 -- he has had a lot of emotional problems and not sharing what was happening at the main home, so we had no ideas what was happening both at home and educationally until one weekend 2 years ago, he brought over his homework -- an essay he was required to write. A summary of a story he read. He let me read the essay and I was so appalled at how bad his english was and the spelling errors everywhere, etc.
After that, Leanne claimed that Daniel had learning problems and was trying to find someone to blame the learning problems on, etc.
She even tried to put the blame on Andy and myself -- trying to see if she could dig up some sort of dirt on us that would've caused the learning problems in Daniel. Geez...talking about this makes me upset, but...that's what has been happening as of late. Daniel's now 15 and is at a special education school for kids with learning disabilities.