Eric’s mother had left the family 18 months before, when Eric was four years old, and she was no longer part of his life.
Callie, A fifth-grade girl, who has been on meds for ADD/ADHD since kindergarten, is off them for a while--they aren’t working well. In our afterschool lab, during homework time, she crumples her math homework, throws it on the floor, and bursts in tears of frustration. “I hate this homework!”
At one lesson I sat listening to him, lost in the focus of my question: "How can I help Milo? How can I help Milo?" As I concentrated, I suddenly felt as Milo himself was speaking straight into my ear, without words, giving me insight into what he needed.