I have a six yr boy who whines all the time and gets in trouble all the time at school !!! Does anyone have a good idea what I can do I am all out of ideas!!!

Jeannie - posted on 11/06/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a six yr boy who whines all the time and gets in trouble all the time at school !!! Does anyone have a good idea what I can do I am all out of ideas!!!

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Vickie - posted on 11/06/2011

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Tell him you don't understand him whenever he whines. Ask him to speak in a normal voice so you can better understand him.Then give him what he wants if he complies.
Did you have a conference with the teacher yet? She may have some good helpful advise. Our school system is so unfair to our active little boys. But perfect for our quiet little girls. Stress that safety rules need to be followed all day at school. Keep it simple. Safe hands, Safe feet, Use kind words, and wait your turn. These are stated positively and tell the child what to do and not what not to do. no hitting, no kicking, etc. Use positive reinforcement. Reward your boy for a good daily report. Then wean him off of these. Check his diet. Is he hungry when he gets to school? Is he getting too much sugar in the morning. Is he tired? Is he getting enough sleep? All of these factors could also affect his behavior. I hope this helps.

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Karen - posted on 11/07/2011

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You don't need to wait for the conference. Call and make an appointment to talk to the teacher. This was you can hear both sides of the story and maybe you and the teacher can work out some strategies to help your son.

Jeannie - posted on 11/06/2011

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Thank you so much for the advice my son and I spend alot of time together everyday all week long besides his school time he gets in trouble for talking and not staying seated and he also just figured out how to whisper and he got in trouble for that too but we haven't had a parent teacher conference yet?

Katherine - posted on 11/06/2011

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I agree with Vickie. When my kids are hungry they get sooo whiny. When they are tired, the same thing.
How does he get in trouble? What does he do?
Try using a rewards chart. Everytime he does something good he get's a sticker. Always gives lots of praise.
Also maybe you need to spend some quality alone time with him? Do something special?
It sounds like he needs a lot of attention right now for some reason. Has anything changed?

Melissa - posted on 11/06/2011

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This is very normal. How you handle this behavior can shape your son's emotional and social development. Here is a link to some articles they you may find helpful. If you have a difficult time and cave in just to get him to stop then you may want to look at a support group for parents.
http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-6-1-4-y...

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