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Mireya - posted on 10/10/2012 ( 38 moms have responded )

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I need help with my 6yr old on how to discipline him. Idk what else to do he comes home almost everyday with a note from the teacher saying that he's misbehaving. To me he's kind of the class clown idk why he does this! He's a really charming boy he likes school the only problem I have with him is that! He needs to stay steady and focus in school. Idk what else to do please help.

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Threenorns - posted on 10/16/2012

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i am writing this cold (not having read any of the other posts) bec i have been where you are.



first things first: get him assessed for ADHD and i don't mean by the teacher or your family doctor. get a referral to a paediatric developmental specialist. it could be that he's hyperactive and cannot tolerate what i consider to be inhumane conditions of the usual small-kid class, where they are required to sit on their butts and focus for 40min or longer at a stretch. these days, ADD is not about the kid and all about the school not wanting to fork out for adequate staffing - instead, they dope the kids up to make them sit quietly.



second: get a psycho-educational assessment done. that will assess his IQ and his learning style - how he learns. if he's a bright little button, he could be bored off his gourd.



third: make sure you are on top of this situation. you KNOW your son - don't let the teacher push you into doing something you know in your heart is not right.



ETA: all three of my girls have been diagnosed with ADHD - in addition to that:



oldest (now almost 27) also has OCD, tourette's, sleep disorder (sleep talking, sleep walking, and fighting), and anorexia syndrome (all the signs and symptoms of anorexia but she wasn't actually body dysmorphic so technically not anorexic according to the DSM).



second (almost 24) also has bipolar disorder and central auditory processing disorder.



third (almost 6) also has asperger's and dyspraxia (there's something "off" about either the muscles in her face or the nerves sending the signals to the muscles in her face so they're not responding the way they should - it severely delayed her speech and even now after rounds of speech therapy, she still has a lisp which we're just going to leave because it's actually quite adorable).



i let the doctors talk me into starting my oldest on medication bec she picked up a tic so bad it was physically damaging her neck and closing off her breathing. they gave her haldol.



that stopped the head tic, but it manifested in her torso so they gave her clonidine.



the haldol and the clonidine interacted and made her nauseus - bring on the gravol



which made her too groggy to focus in school so that meant she needed



ritalin which gave her the jiggies and she couldn't sleep at night so for that i was told to give her benadryl.



she was 11 years old and taking enough pills to sink a ship! literally, by the time she finished chewing through her daily ration of meds, she had no appetite for food!



so i flushed them all down the toilet and told the school "i'm sorry - you're just going to have to do your job and educate her."

Ami - posted on 10/19/2012

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Maybe he just doesn't act the way his teacher thinks he should act? He sounds like a typical 6 year old. Sometimes, some teachers like some parents, would like for kids to just sit there, do what they are told, and not have a personality. Don't worry about the notes. If he is a good child then I'm sure he's a good child at school too.



Now, I would have a talk with the teacher to make sure that, since she is saying something to you by sending notes, that she is NOT putting him down somehow by making him feel that he behaves inappropriately. That could be damaging to his little self esteem.



Plus, LOL he's 6... he sounds just as steady and focused as any 6 year old. Don't worry yourself momma.

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As the other posts say, he may just be a busy, typical boy. Teachers opinions vary wildly. But with ADD already in the family, have you thought about testing your son for ADHD? It often presents in a similar manner at school.

Martina - posted on 10/14/2012

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hi, we got this problem, too...

when my so first started school he was backwarded to pre-school because of that behaviour, after that year we switched schools an he's still misbehaving sometimes but after one year it's steadily getting better.



But you have to ask the teacher one question: "how do I as a mother keep control over my son's misbehavoiur when he's miles away from me?" - i'd like to see the teacher's anwer...

yes, you can keep talking your mouth dry explaining to your son.

yes, you can penalize his errors from school at home.

but seriously, only bits of these actions will find their way to your son's consciousness...

the big problem is - and there's noting going to change for the next x years - school systems all over the world are constructed around girl's behaviour.

yesterday boys got their bad behaviour beaten out of them, today there are no such restrictions and suddenlyy everybody wonder why boys are getting "out of control".

as a boy's mom you have to stand by him (and I MEAN that! defend him, every time!!).



the relationship between my son (now 8y) is strained since then and will never be what it would have been without his former teacher and her badmouthing him all over school and making me searchg the fault at him. DON'T GO THERE, PLEASE!!!



boys have other ways of learning, other daily rythms and are in need of a lot more physical experiences - Shelly Ip's book suggestin might imply the same thing, so i recommend this book unread to yo you.

Shelly - posted on 10/12/2012

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That actually sounds like really normal behaviour for a 6 year old. Many boys that age have a really hard time sitting still. In fact, according to a book about boys I read once, sitting still can actually be physically painful for them. It is also possible that he is a kinesthetic learner. This type of person needs to be moving, touching, doing to learn. Unfortunately this doesn't line up with our typical classroom setting.



Perhaps you should talk to his teacher and ask about how much physical activity he gets throughout the day. Ideally he should be up and moving at least once every half hour. He may just have too much energy that he needs to burn off before he is even capable of sitting still. Does he get lots of exercise during the rest of the day? Is he involved in sports? Try to keep him as active as possible, minimizing TV and other electronic activities, walk or bike to school in the morning if at all possible (or make sure he gets some kind of a workout in the morning), and perhaps he'll settle down a bit.

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Anita - posted on 12/02/2012

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he sounds like a normal 6 year old . he may need to burn off more energy before going into school to get all the buzz out.. breathing , counting to ten when he is up there in his energy mode can help. by putting his energy into stimulating things to do like art play do ect can help i think first thing go chat to the teacher find out what is happening and work with them to make his life and there life better he may not even be aware what he is doing wrong.

Lisa - posted on 12/01/2012

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I posted a reply on this question several weeks ago and wanted to update things for those who posted afterwards. My son (age 5) saw a psychiatrist this week and within the first 10 minutes diagnosed my son with ADHD. The remainder of the appointment included a lengthy explanation of ADHD medications as he handed me a prescription for Adderral and sent us on our way.

I do think a proper diagnosis by a psychiatrist is essential to understand why your child is getting negative feedback from teachers. And as I said before, it is inexcusable for the teacher to shame a child for not having focus in the classroom. My son albeit unfocused and hyperactive received student of the month recently. He receives tons of positive feedback for his accomplishments from the school and his father and I. I wish the rewards for good behavior some how reduced the difficulties he has, but honestly is has had no impact other than to help my son to not have a poor self esteem. Therefore positive reinforcement doesn’t always resolve the underlying reason for the lack of focus in school.

Elisabeth - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hm, find out why he is the "class clown" and "misbehaving" he may feel that it's the only way to seek attention. Though it's obviously not the best way, he may feel there's no other way. I'd encourage you to speak to the school counselor as well, if he really likes school and is very charming like you say, maybe it's just a stage. If there are days that he doesn't come home from school with a note from his teacher, reward him for that. Positive affirmation is always nice, but also maybe try like a date night with mom or a date night with dad. Do something that would encourage him to want to do well in school so that he sees the positive benefits of it. :) I hope this advice helps!

Kristen - posted on 11/25/2012

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OK, so he is young, he is a child, maybe he is just going through a stage, or maybe he has add. My son started showing symptoms around that age, wiggle worming while needing to concentrate and notes and more notes blahhhh. We were very worried. Does he follow instruction at home, does he get enough sleep. Please keep me updated, i'd love to help.

Sophia - posted on 11/19/2012

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being a class clown is not funny to a teacher who is trying to teach or funny to other parents who want their children to learn. you say the only problem you have with him is for him to stay focus in school.. well my love its the only problem he needs to be left back, or not like by the teachers or not given chance to prove himself... they will always see him as OH my God !

Levornia - posted on 11/07/2012

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He is bored at school. You need to ask the teacher to give him more work or you send work for him to do when he does with his class work. That is what I use to do for my son worked wonders.! Also start popping up unexpectly at your son's school to help pu his behavior in check. Don't tell him you are coming just show up and then look at him crazy like "you need to act like you have home training." I am sure the teacher will appreciate that.

Karen - posted on 11/05/2012

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We parents of children with ADHD tend to forget the A-D part. That is, the Attention Deficit part. It's the hyperactivity that gets our attention. Your son can sit still and cut figures out of paper? That's amazing! Have you told the teacher this? I'm just wondering if he's just an active little boy at school because there's so much to be excited about. When my son was very young, the teacher had a bin of extra work he could choose from when he was done with his. He was disruptive, but all it took was giving him a task and a purpose and things got better...not perfect, but markedly better.



What if you tell the teacher that if there's free time, or he gets his work done, that he needs something to do. Suggest a cutting activity, if that's what he likes, or a little drawing journal. And as far as the notes home, I hope the teacher is being very specific. "Johny had a bad day" won't help at all. You need to know exactly what behavior she is seeing and under what circumstances. If the teacher is not clear about what he's in trouble for, he can't change his behavior. You and the teacher can choose one very specific behavior and work on encouraging that. My best, Karen

Lisa - posted on 11/04/2012

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@April, I agree fully with your viewpoint that the teacher should email or call the parent instead of humiliating him with daily notes. My son's teacher says a few words to each parent during pickup, and these conversations DO affect the children

My son has started calling himself a "bad person" when he misbehaves. I say to him he is not a bad person, that he needs help listening to me/dad/teacher. I worry that his dad is unintentionally sending him the wrong message about misbehavior (we are divorcing so he is with dad for the weekends). His dad is old school strict and believes that the tough love approach will stop his hyperactivity and impulsiveness. I disagree, children like my son need more individual centered adaptive behavior modification (yikes, I must be reding too many parenting books). All I can do is make sure that I am doing what I can in a positive nurturing manner when he is with me.

I believe that helping hyperactive children become less distracted and more focused requires teaching them that bad behaviors are actions, NOT personality traits.

April - posted on 11/04/2012

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Sorry! Let me try that again, LOL! I have 2 boys with ADHD/ADD. Is it this particular teacher this year or did his past teacher bring up similar problems? If it just started this school year it could be something troubling him there. Is there a certain time of day his teacher says he misbehaves more frequently?

It's no secret young boys have enough energy to power a rocket ship (LOL),have trouble sitting still and are boisterous ....that's what boys do! But there is a large difference between a boy w/lots of energy and a boy with ADHD. It doesn't hurt to have him tested if you have concerns, the earlier you know the more help you can give him! Medication is of course an option, but not the only one. Behavioral therapy and positive reinforcement are an ADHD parents best friends!

Getting notes sent home that frequently has to be insanely frustrating for you, but think what it does to a kids self-esteem ....to have to bring home note after note saying they are bad (in a 6 yr olds way of thinking). Maybe she can email you instead? One of my sons also is much better at home and unbelievably hyper & troublesome at school. I was shocked and quite frankly embarrassed to see my sons behavior in class when I would help out! It was like he was a different child! Maybe your son excels more in smaller groups with more individual attention?

Sorry to be so long winded, hope I was of some help!

Natalie - posted on 10/23/2012

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Artificial colors and flavors, too much sugar, makes children hyperactive. Europe has banned artificial colors long time ago. Here is a link from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/30/fda...



My friend had a son (8yr old now) who had ADHD and giving him fish oil and healthy diet changed him, calmed him down and he is doing great in school.

Lisa - posted on 10/22/2012

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As many mom's have said, I too have those problems with my son age 5. He has difficulties sitting still on class, he has trouble focusing on tasks longer than 5 minutes and at home and school is unable to sit down long enough to eat a proper meal. He is hyperactive to the point that anyone (including mylself) am exhausted by the end of the day. I do my best to give him plenty of active time after school to release his extraordinary energy yet it doesn't seem to help him much. At school he sits right next to the teacher to minimize his distractive behaviors from the other students. Luckily he has a teacher who is very strict and will not tolerate these types of behaviors. Her discipline in school has helped him tremendously, so I advocate working with your child's instructor to improve his/her attention span.

Question: t

A) It has been suggested that my son be evaluated for ADHD and I do think after he is assessed he will be diagnosed with ADHD. I don't want to give him medication to treat his difficulties so does anyone have examples of how to treat this disorder without medications natural supplements?

B) My son is improving in the classroom, but the minute he leaves school he begins to act out with me. I get frustrated hearing "Your son does so good at school, I don't understand why he acts that way with you?" So why does he do so good with others and not with me?

Responses welcome.

Erin - posted on 10/21/2012

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My 7 year old daughter went through the same thing recently. Turns out, she was misbehaving because she'd finish her work much faster than the rest of the kids, then get in trouble for talking. She REALLY loves school, and because she learns so much more quickly than the rest of the students, her teacher figured out she was acting out because she was so bored. So now when she finishes her required class work, she does 3rd grade work to keep her occupied. I'm grateful that her teacher realized she needed to be challenged!!!

Tanya - posted on 10/21/2012

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I have found that my 7 yr old son will work hard for a Friday reward or even longer now for a friend to come over. It has taught him that u can get rewarded for good behavior and not just punished for negative.

Hope - posted on 10/17/2012

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Does he get much play time outside? I would suggest taking him out and running him out of all that excess energy. Like other's have posted, it's pretty normal behavior for a boy that age to have high energy, he'll of course be very calm around you because he's used to you. At school kids can be very different- probably trying to show off, etc. It might be helpful to explain to him that he needs to focus a little more while at school because school isn't the place to goof off. If he continues to come home with a note, try taking away things- tv or a favorite toy and tell him he'll get it back once no more notes come home. I hope this helps, and trust me it will get better- it might just be a phase!

Pamela - posted on 10/16/2012

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All public schools have counselors who help with these kinds of situations. It is the teacher's duty to put you together with the counselor at the school when a child has continuous behavioral issues. I am surprised that this has not already happened unless the teacher is new and afraid of using the resources provided by the school.



If your school does not have such a system, call and make an appointment to speak with the vice principal or principal with your child present and bring the notes from the teacher. One of them should be able to help.



The highest and best to you as you find a swift solution!

Laurel - posted on 10/16/2012

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Sounds like Lara and I have similar yet different situations. I grinned when I read the part about meal time. With us we have to tell him over and over to eat, because he's talking so much. He's actually a good eater too, not picky and loves his veges, just non stop talking :-) About the Ritalin...yes they do still prescribe it. That's what he takes, actually the generic form Methalphenadate. Adderall and Concerta were nightmares for us. As I mentioned each individual is different. With the listening at home, or should I say lack there of, we have gotten VERY creative. My most dreaded time was at the grocery store. He would just wander off when ever something caught his eye and when he was too big to sit in the cart it was a nightmare and always ended badly. Me in a bad mood for having to get on him constantly in public and looking like a mean mom and him getting scolded in public and having something taken away when we got home as punishment. Then a lightbulb went off. This isn't working and nobody is winning this battle. We now have an agreement, if he stays by me and maybe even helps pick things out from the list (now that he's 10), then when we're done with what we need to get he gets 10-15 minutes and we'll look at whatever HE WANTS TO LOOK AT. It has saved our trips to the store and now we talk more about what he sees that he likes and we usually leave in a good mood. When he slips up and starts to stray I remind him and he says oh yah and comes back to the task...grocery shopping. This works in any store too.

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I second what Laurel says - that hyper focus can be amazing. The same child who has to be told 30 times at every meal to sit or stand at his spot at the table, can spend hours working on a LEGO set or puzzle if the whim hits. I actually had the opposite situation to you M. My son does fine at school, average student, listens, and does his work, though some minor trouble socially (doesn't connect with the other kids). But at home, he was a terror (and yes I'm sure it's not our parenting though for many years we wondered but with our youngest exceeding his social skills and maturity, we now know its not!). He NEVER listened or did as he told, no matter what the consequences. Homework was a nightmare because he couldn't sit still and actually see the letters to read. We have finally found a medication for ADHD that has COMPLETELY changed his behaviour. Now he can slow down enough to actually learn how to modify his behaviour. Medication has its place and FYI, the mediation has come a LONG way from the days of Ritalin - no one even prescribes that now.

Laurel - posted on 10/16/2012

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My son is an only child and when it was sugested to us that he have ADHD, we were like "No Way" thinking he isn't hyper and can focus and play quietly, it must be the teacher. How can they say such a serious thing at age 5. He's just a really smart boy who isn't being challenged enough at school. He too is a lego master and can spend many hours with arts and crafts or quiety playing with something he's interested in. He loves reading and watching the discovery channel. Part of ADHD is the ability to hyperfocus on things you are interest you. Another part is that the "school envirnoment" has so much stimuly that it can become too much to focus on just one thing at a time. Imagine your brain receiving information rapidly and trying to pick what to focus on and what to ignore, but just can't seem to do it. Focus on the teacher and the instructions of what to do, focus on the questions being asked and the overhead announcement. Ignore the clatter noise in the hallway or someone walking by, ignore the fly that just flew by your face, ignore the pencil that dropped on the other side of the room and the car noises out the window. Just some lame examples. I'm not saying your son has ADHD, but am just saying to keep it as a possibilty in your mind. There are many possitive things about ADHD also that us "normal" people just can't achieve, but finding the balance and getting throught the tough childhood years takes patience and understanding from the parent perspective. The sooner you discover how to help your son fit in at school and prosper, the less stressful it will be.

Mireya - posted on 10/16/2012

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Martina thank u.. @lara idk I have a weird situation at home. U c my daughter is a nice, sweet calm girl the only "problem" she has is that she can retain information in her brain and she gets distracted easily! That's one of the reasons why the teachers have told me she has "ADD" I started medication on her just to c how was her reaction and it seems like its helping her in school.. My son oh lord him he's active really active but here is the thing with him.. He's just like that when he's around other kids.. Because at home when it's just me and him and sister he's a normal boy. He likes to play with Legos and loves to have a pencil and paper with him. He makes little figures with paper cutting them with the cissors and coloring them.. Is just that issue I have at school. He just seems another kid ones he's out of school he comes back to normal.. Idk I have thought about testing him but I just don't know. I think I'll wait and c Wht the teacher tells us again. We are having a meeting this Monday to talk about him! Wish me luck ladies. I think I get stressed out because its the only boy in the family and we have always had girls and those of u who have girls well know the diffrence!

Laurel - posted on 10/16/2012

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I agree with Laura also, with ADD already in your family history. It is hereditary. ADHD is the same as ADD only with the added hyperactivity. It affects each person uniquely. My son was diagnosed in Kindergarden (now in 5th grade/6th grade math and reading) and we have spent countless hours working with the school, sometimes fighting with the school about his behavior and how we can work together for his best interest. He is so smart, quick witted, funny, and full of energy. He is not only ADHD, but also gifted in reading and math. This is called 2e, or Twice Exceptional (Gifted with a learning deficit). Medication works wonders for him, but as I mentioned everyone is uniquely different and finding the right med and then the right dose took us 2 1/2 years and then it needed tweeking sometimes as you fine tune things like behavior therapy and diet. Diet plays a HUGE roll with ADHD. Some people can calm down the symptoms with diet alone. Fish Oil or Omega 3 supplements also work great because they help with mental focus. I can go on and on after spending literally the past year and 1/2 researching online and changing diet. Keep the sugers low and the protein high. (Protein helps regulat blood sugar levels. A low fat, low sugar, and high protein breakfast is a great start to a school day. Your boys is still young and it may be just that he's too smart for what they're teaching and he's bored, but it might be something elso too. Sensory Processing Disorder also disguises itself similarly. Please check out the website www.additudemag.com "a magazine, community & web site dedicated to better ADHD treatment, behavior, school accommodations, organization, relationships & more" I found a TON of resources and articles that help greatly.

Good Luck and remember to praise the possitive behaviors as often as you can.

Alicia - posted on 10/15/2012

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I agree with laura. adhd sounds like a very good possibility. my daughter was diagnosed at 5 (she would spin in circles instead of sitting in her seat) and with medication is able to behave in class. the right dose of meds brings her energy level down to that of her peers.

Martina - posted on 10/14/2012

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note that it doesn't have to be ADHD, sensoric integration disorder has nearly the same symptoms, requires but a different treatment!



IN FACT: ADHD medication make the symptoms worse if it isn't ADHD!!! Consider a 2nd opinion if ADHD is diagnosed - Ritalin is a serious drug.

If you're not sure try concentrated Omega3/6 preparates (there are specifically aimed at children preparates available) - they're not as harmful as Ritalin an work on >minor< cases of ADHD (at some stage i think Ritalin has it's use but doctors tend to prescribe it like it's some candy not a long-term hazardous drug)

Tanya - posted on 10/14/2012

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If none of the other suggestions work for you and you think that your son is more hyper than all the other boys. I would suggest talking to his doctor and asking about the possibility of your son being ADHD. My son is 6 and cannot sit still even to look someone in the eye. He is all over the place all of the time. He was getting in trouble everyday and we were afraid he was going to get someone or himself hurt doing the things he was getting in trouble for. We got him on medicine and he is doing a lot better now. I hope that you figure out someway to handle your son. Best of luck to you.

Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2012

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My 5 year old son can be a handful but so far he's been doing great in school. I make sure to tell him what I expect from him each day when I drop him off in Kindergarten.. He knows each morning before he gets out of the car I always remind him to listen to his teacher. His school has a behavior chart that they start in Kindergarten and continues on through first, second,...... and so on. It's great. All the kids start off on green in the morning. If they are really good then they can move up to blue or pink. If they get a warning they have to move down to a yellow, then orange or worse red. In my sons class they also have a treasure chest they can pick from if they were extremely good for the week. My oldest is 7 years old and depending on what color they end up with each day if they are good they get a certain amount of punches on a card and once they fill it all out then they get to pick from the treasure chest. If the teachers see a student doing something really nice then they will put in for that student to be recognized and will announce their names over the PA and call those students into the office where they get some type of treat. If your schools don't do stuff like this you could do it at home. I also make sure my kids know if they get a note home then they will be in trouble at home. I'll give them time outs. They will have to do some cleaning and the next day they have to go apologize to the teacher for misbehaving. So far my sons only been on yellow once and I made sure to correct that behavior at home. I also communicate with the teacher so she knows that she has my support and if there is a problem to let me know.

Erica - posted on 10/14/2012

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I have the same prob with my son. At home I give him wiggle time between assignments. Maybe his teacher can have him take a "note" to the office when hw has sat for a bit. The note will be blank, and office staff would need to be in on it, but it can give him needed wiggle time. Also maybe the teacher would be willing to let the whole class stand upand stretch, shake noodle arms, etc a few times a day.

Mireya - posted on 10/12/2012

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@shelly thank u so much. I just order the book on eBay.. @jodee thank u so much for ur advice.. I will keep all this in mine I really hope they work.. I have one of each a boy and a girl, I think this is why I feel so stressed..

Jodee - posted on 10/12/2012

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had the same issue a few years ago with my then 6yr old boy, after stressing for a bit a realised that he is 6 hes normal hes in a class with 20 other children an d 1 adult he saying look at me look at me .he was used to just having to vie for attention with his siblings only ,and 1 adult {me}.dony worry hes completley normal

Shelly - posted on 10/12/2012

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The book that I read was called "Bringing Up Boys" by Dr. James Dobson. I learned a lot about boys that I might otherwise not have ever caught on to.

Mireya - posted on 10/12/2012

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@shelly thank u so much for ur advice I will keep it in mine.. Actually I started today in the morning b4 he left to school I had him do he's bed! And also I ha him do 20 jumping jacks just to start he's morning. He sure was complaining but I told him it was for he's own good. Thank god I found this website if any of u have a good book to recommend me I will really appreciate it. I guess it's hard on me for the reason that I have one of each. I have a boy and a girl. Girls are way different then boys. Boys are just too hipper, seems like they never get tire.

Mireya - posted on 10/11/2012

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He's teacher thinks he's a really smart kid. Is just that he can't keep him self steady. He just seems to have to much energy I just don't get it cause at home if its just me and him and he's sister he will b ok. Dad is hardly home he's always working! I'm pretty much the one that handles them. It's hard for me cause I go to school and well I also have some other problems with my older daughter. She had ADD. She just started taking the meds for that. She's a really smart nice caring girl out of all her 6 years in school she has never have me any problems. Her only problem is that she can't retain information in her brain! And school seems to b so hard for her she gets frustrated too easy! My son is really smart he gets everything quick, just the fact that he can't sit still is that keeps on getting him in trouble!

Cassie - posted on 10/11/2012

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My son had this same issue in prek. Surprisingly, this year in Kindergarten, he's completely changed. So, maybe it's just a phase? We've recently started taking off 5 minutes from bedtime (he usually goes down at 7:30, but if he misbehaves once it's 7:25 or twice, it's 7:20). It's really cut down on the misbehaving. Also, what does the teacher say he's doing? Last year, my son's teacher had too high of expectations (imo) and I think that's why he kept getting in trouble.

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