my 5yr old son doesn't obey his teacher..he always comes home w/ incoplete notes...what should i do?

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Neva - posted on 07/21/2011

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I would have a conference with his teacher and maybe set up a daily report home. Let your son know that you expect him to listen to his teacher and to do his work. If he brings home 5 good reports, then he'll get some kind of reward, maybe a game that you play together, or something that he likes to do. Every child messes up sometimes, so unless he is being deliberately contrary, I wouldn't be too hard on him if he has a day where he doesn't get his work done, just tell him that he needs to do better next time and the reward will have to wait until he gets 5 good reports in a row. I would also try to help out in the classroom and see for yourself how things are going. Some 5 year old boys have a hard time sitting still. Maybe the teacher would allow him to stand by his desk to get his work done instead of sit, as long as he isn't disrupting the other children. How is he at home? Is he able to complete tasks that you ask him to do, is he impulsive, disobedient, etc.? Is he one of the youngest in his class? It may be that he just needs to mature a little, or if it continues and he has difficulty sticking on task in other areas, then he may need to be evaluated for ADHD, or learning problems.

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Eleanor - posted on 07/22/2011

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thank you britanny martin i will try your suggestion... GOD BLESS YOU and your family..

Eleanor - posted on 07/22/2011

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rhank u very much nerva javis i will try to hv a talk w/ hs teacher., i just got a letter from his teacher and she told me that he's wondering why my son can't finish his work while others can.. she's complaining of my son being so playful and talkative.. about your question., yes he's doing his unfinished work in school here in the house (the teacher is providing a copy but he has to rewrite it) he is obedient at home... i m not allowed to enter in his classroom because he is already studying in a private school and the school is so strict re policies.. do you think it was to early for us to have him go to a big school instead of learning center which only has few students? tyvm! u were such a great help! knowing that there are still few individuals willing to help out someone they dont know.. GOD BLESS YOU and your family!

Britt - posted on 07/22/2011

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can you sit him down and explain in a clear message that his behavior is unexceptable and you can tell him for the days he does well to get him a treat, whether it be a candy bar from store, ice cream, a happy meal, just anything to reward positive behavior

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