What a revelation happened last night! K's mom and I talked for over an hour about him possibly being retained: pros, cons, making the right choice for each child, etc. During this process, I referred to my own personal experiences with my kids, as well as several friends. His mom mentioned that she had grown up in Glendale and attended the same schools that my kids did. All of the sudden she made a connection:
She had been a TA for my son Adam (my oldest who is on the Autism spectrum)!
Wow! We were both in shock! This gave us a connection at a new level and she opened up about herself in new ways, which shed light on her hopes and fears for K.