Behaviour in preschool is concerning.

Heather - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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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!

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Heather - posted on 10/21/2009

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Thanks Heidi! I do talk to him about his day and he tells me he LOVES school. Thanks again! =)

Heidi - posted on 10/21/2009

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Every child adjusts differently. My son just started JK and he is 4. He did 2 years of preschool prior to Jk. When he went to preschool for the first few weeks he didn't play or talk to anyone. He kept to himself. After a routine was established he came out of his shell and started to make friends, play and do the activities. Now in JK he loves it and is so helpful to others. Give your son some time to adjust. Its a change for him and it may take longer for him then others, but eventually he will come out of his shell and surprise you and the teacher. When he comes home from school talk to him about his day, what he did and so on. Make him feel grown up(sort of) and tell him that you are proud of him. He will adjust to all of this in time. Just so you know its not uncommon and you are not the only mom going through this. There are plenty of other kids out there just like your son.

Jennifer - posted on 10/20/2009

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he sounds like a normal preschooler. today my daughter hit a little boy in the face because he was mean to her. teacher wasnt happy my husband thought that it was funny. this is a big change for them and they cant express themselves as well as we can it might just be fear. ill be praying for your son

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