Rebecca - posted on 01/31/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
I have a daughter that is 5 years old with behavioral issues at school. She went to Pre K for only a few months before I pulled her out, because her teachers couldn't handle her. She would have screaming tantrums and wouldn't listen. I kept her home til kindergarten, thinking maybe she wasn't ready for school at the age of 4. Well, she started kindergarten and things were going great til a month into school. Was getting letters sent home and phone calls almost every day saying she had a bad day. That she wasn't listening, following directions, or refusing to do her work. I thought maybe the teachers were being too hard on her after I heard other parents saying their kids would be getting letters sent home as well for miss behaving. We decided to wait til we moved in November to see what the new school would say. Well, she was doing great and then once again her behavior started after a month of her being in the new school. Well, now she has started to run away from her teachers and today she ran away and left the building! I just do not know what to do. She doesn't act like this at home. She will act up once and awhile at home, but to me it's the normal for a 5 year old. I do have a son that is 9 with ADHD and PDD, but she isn't at all like him. She actually catches on really fast in learning. I know all cases are not the same, but I just would like to know if anyone else has had this problem and what you did to correct it. I am running out of ideas. Next step is to take her to a behavior specialist. Just don't want them to jump into medicine. Grateful with whatever help or advice I can get.