My son is in kidergarten and comes home everyday in trouble for talking and not listening to the teacher.
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Cecilia - posted on 01/18/2013
First, realize he is a kid and sitting still and being quiet for long periods of time is a hard task for them. Don't be too hard on him.
You could always try a behavior chart. I live by charts in my house... Basically you can search online for some or make your own. You put down the days of the week on the left side. top says behaviors you're modifying. For every task completed, he gets a sticker. After x number of stickers he gets a treat. You can make a treat box using dollar store items. Army men are big for his age. you buy a bag but he only gets one at a time. Some people throw in candy. But i also include coupons for different things. Maybe ice cream, or a play date with a friend, or no questions asked mommy time. Figure out what he would be willing to work for. Make the goals obtainable. For example if he does all his "tasks" for the day (maybe 4 different behaviors) then he would earn a treat. If he does half every day, he will take 2 days to earn it.
By doing it this way you are rewarding good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior. He will start wanting his stickers at home to earn his treat. You might have good days of all the stickers filled in and bad days of maybe one sticker. Don't see a bad day as the end of it, just tell him tomorrow should be better.
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