kindergarden problem 5 year old not following directions

Sunanda - posted on 04/19/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello All,

I wanted help from experienced moms,
I have a 5 year old boy with full energy who doesn't follow directions, I have put him in daycare and he likes it now he is in school, i get complaints everyday and i talk to him everyday. He wants to do everything on his own. I tried taking away all his toys/tv time/ games time and keep him in timeout for 5 mins, he will say sorry and repeat the same thing.
it been more than an 6 months i am trying this. He will run in the class and wants to play, always very busy, academically he is good.

If anyone grabs him like a big kid at school he spits at him (he thinks that they are hurting him) i get complaints on this as well, sometimes he does it for fun to get attention.
I have put him in karate so that he would see others and change, he doesn't like it at all.

I don't want him to get in trouble or the school send him away because of his behavior, can school suspend kinder garden kid for this kind of behavior? how can i change this? will it be better if i put him in small private school? any solution? i am really worried and unable to concentrate on anything.
Please help.


Sarah - posted on 04/19/2015




It sounds like you don't have much discipline at home. You state you have tried various things for 6 months. Honestly discipline should have been enforced from about the age of 18 months to 2 yrs. all the way through now. Now it is going to be much harder to correct the behavior and the behavior carries much more consequences. You need to be firm and consistent or the behavior is not going to change just get worse with bigger consequences. He could get kicked out of school if behavior becomes bad enough. There are many things the school tries first, but if you don't follow through at home there is not much the school can do. Putting him into another school no matter the kind is not going to help it actually may increase the bad behavior as again you are not addressing the behavior.

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