Heather - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 4 year old son is on his 5 day at pre-school (3rd week - he goes 2 days a week). He has never been to daycare or preschool before, only home with me. He apparently is doing better with sitting and listening which were concerns the first week but the teacher is "observing" him to see if being in a group is something he can adjust to better. Apparently, if he does not want to do something, he lays on the floor and covers his head and apparently kicks at someone if they come near (that is unusual to me.) He has done this to my husband but not to me (in store setting usually with my husband). I find it strange that he does it in busy or unfamiliar places, or when he doesn't want to comply. Also, when the teacher calls the group together, he does not look at her ... sometimes he is shy and doesn't like to look people in the face or eye. Under everyday, normal circumstances he is fine unless he feels he is in trouble, then he doesn't want to look at you. Any advice? I don't really understand if this could be just because he is shy or if I should be more concerned. Thank you!