Priscilla - posted on 04/07/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have a 4 ½ year old daughter who attends PRE-K at a public elementary school. In the beginning she had problems adjusting to school and after a few parent teacher conferences, she was almost always having good days. Recently in January I gave birth to my son and her behavior started to back pedal some. The teacher is calling me almost every day when she does something wrong now. I have had problems with this teacher in the past with her and I feel it is quite evident she does not like my child very much. My child was the only child before I had my son and so it has only been the 3 of us (myself, our daughter, and my husband), she does not act up at home only at school. I was concerned that maybe she had ADHD, but I learned that it is too early for her to be diagnosed with that and that if she had it she would not be able to “turn off” the behavior, she would have ADHD behavior everywhere she went and not just at school only. What we do know is that she is quite advanced and have been told so by the teacher, principals and counselors. I tested her into a magnet program in our district and she did very well so I know that she does not lack intelligence at all. The teacher has a way of making you feel like your child is the worst child in the classroom. She once said that when Danielle misbehaves the rest of the class wants to follow her lead. We take away all her privileges at home when she does have a good day at school, and it helps some but she does tend to have a bad day every now and then. For example, out of 5 days of the week in her folder she will have had 3 good days in the week. While I know that kids can’t always have perfect days I need to know what is realistic for her age group. I also am wondering if the new baby is causing her to act out at school?