Anita - posted on 09/24/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Kindergarten has not started well for our 5 year old only son. He has always struggled with behaviour at school. He has a hard time keeping his emotions intact, gets frustrated, can push and can be loud, not listen and ignore instructions. He is a bright, loving, creative child who can read a little, had a wonderful vocab, loves math, science and art but that all goes out the window inside the walls and now clearly on the playground of school.
We have worked with Child Development Services and his Pediatrician looking into ADHD, ADD etc. The professionals don't see a 'medical' condition. At home he is great 95% of the time. Does what he is told, sleeps and eats well, is focused, self directed and respectful. On play dates and parties he is fine and easily re-directed if he gets overly excited. Today he pushed, PUSHED, a child off the play equipment and that child had to go home. The family of this other child is afraid my son is targeting their child. We are a peaceful family and are not raising a bully. I am at a loss for his behavior at school. He has been taught over and over that aggression is not acceptable.
He is at a great school who are working with us on solutions but this all takes time. I am so afraid he will get labeled a bully by not only the kids but parents as well. His social well being is a equally important to me as his educational performance but his actions are going to cause him to be ostracized.
I am at a loss of what to do. Anyone have any similar stories or know of any techniques that I can discuss with the school and counselors?