Feed back from teacher, is this really bad feedback?

J - posted on 08/07/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 years old going to kindergarten this fall, very smart, motivated, competitive, sweet boy. But we noticed sometimes he is too confident! At his TKD, he does well at listening and following directions. At his learning center, he is a super star. Does well with good amoutn of homework. Gets along with swim teacher and very social.

I got this feedback from teacher and we quickly implemented a plan to listen at one time yesterday and strict rules on positive reinforcement and consequences if not followed. As he is my first child, I wanted to find out how bad this feedback is from you all. Thank you!!!!


I have been having some issues with ***** and his listening factors. He needs to be told repeatedly what to do or not do. I usually don’t get frustrated, but he is not getting better at listening. He seems to think it’s funny. I am hoping you guys could explain to him again,( I am sure you have done it in the past), the importance of listening the first time. He may need some sort of plan with his KG teacher to avoid having problems there, it seems to be his biggest problem, otherwise he is very well prepared and is ready to rock and roll.
Thanks for your time

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Dove - posted on 08/07/2014

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He's 5. It's not that bad. It's certainly an issue to address and work on, but it is VERY normal behavior for many, many kids at that age.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/07/2014

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This is perfectly normal, and actually, this teacher may be a little overwhelmed...are they also a young teacher?

5 yo kids have problems with listening and following directions. Quite often, when I was an aide in those ages, we would repeat ourselves 6-8 times before the majority of the group was listening, and still had to remind a few stragglers.

Remind him that it is not respectful to teacher to not listen, and to try to have his best listening ears on from here on out.

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