AMA - posted on 11/18/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello fellow moms,
Looking for some advice as I am becoming increasingly concerned for my son's emotional well being.
He started JK this Sept, and was reportedly 'aggressive' with other kids and 'had a hard time listening'. His JK teachers were constantly putting him in time outs or to the corner for pushing other kids in his class during recess, or knocking their toys over. He is compliant in the sense that he goes to the corner without hesitation, and the behaviour seems to stop for the remainder of the day.
My 4 year old son has a little brother at home, age 2. They get along very well. The extent of their issues would be difficulty sharing toys.
So after the first 2 wks of JK, all was well. He was enjoying going to school; still does. Well the behavious seems to have started up again. Pushing kids that don't let him play with them; pretending to be 'black spiderman' and pushing his friend. He goes to the wall or has 'time out' at recess when this happens.
This morning my husband was walking him to school and he was making a growling sound. When his teacher greeted them at the door, my 4 year said 'I love evil things' and growled. And this is after he claims to really like his teachers and school.
I'm wondering if you moms out there have any advise on things we could be doing as parents? reading? activities?
Our family life is active, loving, simple. We do not have violent shows on TV. Our 4 and year old and his brothers' favourite TV show has been Sofia the First for several months. He also plays well with his friends/ cousins outside of school setting.
For the most part he is good in school too.... but these incidents of aggressive/ negative behaviour are having us worry.
I've spoken to his teachers as well and they are straight up with info... they say its a normal transition (although I don't see many other kids doing this...).
Please send your suggestions/ questions/ comments/ anything our way.