Trouble at school.

Rae - posted on 03/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old keeps getting in trouble at school. I keep getting calls from the teacher and the principal.He is getting into fights (which he is starting.) Not listening. Can't keep his hands to himself. Talking back. Shall I go on? He has nothing left at home for me to take away anymore. I can talk until I am blue in the face with no result. Any suggestions?

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What initiated the behaviour or is that his personality? My son who is 6 going on 7 was like that he did not like to back down from a fight would initiate fights, would not keep his hands or feet to himself, the teacher was good though because she taught him boundaries and personal space and being aware of what he was doing. But I would find out what starts this behaviour and is there any other cause, like is he not understood by his peers, is he doing alright in the classroom, has he got ASD or ADD, Is he bored, has he got friends? all of these things could be the root of the problem rather than just punish find out why this behaviour is happening I not saying do not punish as he needs to learn consequences. Another thing is with my boy is that I took him to martial arts like Karate etc the reason I did this is because they teach self control, respect and discipline and also comradeship and the improvement and confidence I see in him is Amazing, choose wisely and find out if it is a national club and not one that is just about the fighting but about the whole practicum. I hope that this helps a little.

Joanie - posted on 03/13/2010

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I am in a similar situation with my 6 year old daughter. I explained to her that her behavior was not acceptable, she did get a spanking for some of her behavior only after she continued after i grounded her. It's hard to say the right way to punish a child but since I've talked to her about things and I check with her everyday and she knows that if there is a problem I will help her resolve it peacefully her fighting has improved. Most of the time with my daughter I try to ask how she should handle something or what she thinks should be done. I also do this with some of her punishments. Depending on what she has done.She also has trouble with listening, talking, and not doing class work. What she does not do in school she will do at home plus I make her write 5 times each for not listening and for talking in class. I also take her to school and make her appologize to her teachers.

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