My 5 year old grandson lost his dad at 3 now behavior problems at school

JoAnne - posted on 03/17/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My grandson lost his dad when he was three, he was very close to his dad. He is now in kindergarden and is having a difficult time. He don't want to listen, he tells the teacher no, he touches things hes not suppose to. He is a good boy. I am his deceased fathers mother. I love him. He lives with his mother but I am trying to help him. I think its an attention issue, but I cant make his mom spend time with him. I am desperate to help my sons child. If any one could give me some advice as to what I can do. Please comment on the post.
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JoAnne - posted on 03/23/2015

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I don't think she is getting him any counseling. I think she just don't wanna spend any money. It is sad that some mothers don't put their childs best interest over their own selfish desires. This child needs attention and counseling.

Sarah - posted on 03/17/2015

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I agree with Shawnn. If he has not had counseling that should be going on. You as the grandparent can only voice your concerns to the mother and offer financial help. Kids that had something traumatic happen to the or a traumatic event have ages where you see certain behaviors emerge as they try to deal. 5, 8, 12, and 16 are the age markers. So he fits that pattern. A good book to read is called "The Connected Child" by Karyn Purvis. It is written for adoptive parents, but can be useful information for any child. She talks about those age markers and how to work through those issues.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/17/2015

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What kind of counseling did/is the child receiving? Addressing your concerns to the child's mother is the most appropriate course of action here, along with possibly offering to help her with fees for the counseling services.

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