Lindsay - posted on 12/07/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hello - I'm hoping some can help me out! My son will be 6 in January and he's an only child. He's loved, has lots of friends, does well in school but he's been having social issues at school. He's very good at drawing, spelling, and numbers and he knows it so he's developed a very 'cocky' attitude at school - specially him being a January kid would be one of the oldest in the class; so he's sort of MR. know it all! I don't encourage that attitude but we do a lot of crafts, colouring , etc at home as I enjoy myself. He learns quickly and likes to show off to the other kids. Now the issue is he has no patience and almost tells kids they are 'dumb' cuz they are not doing it right or not doing as good as he does.
During Parent/Teacher meeting the teacher mentioned this 'attitude' problem that was 3 weeks ago. I have not heard one thing until I got a note from the teacher about his escalated 'attittude' problem. Should she not let me know more often what is going on so I can make some changes at home in terms of privildges? I'm not afraid to take anythign away from him in terms of activitiies if not behaving.
Also another issue is participating in group activities and being defiant with other teachers (gym teacher for example); to just sit and not play the game, or sort of play with the partner he was assigned to do the taks. My husband & I spoke to him tonight and took away TV, games & colouring, and will need to earn them back with good behavour at school. Is it too much to ask to the teacher on daily feedback? At home front, he has been defiant but nothing we cannot control - but he questions my request, etc. he know he has done wrong ... Any advise from anyone PLEASE.....!