need help with step son

Jennifer Veal - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi, I'm Jennifer and new at this mom or I should say step mom thing... I and my new husband have an on going problem with his 5 1/2 old boy, we are finding out that he has a problem with structure I guess is what it is being considered. When he is in day care and the teacher and other kids start a new activity like coloring or writing or any thing and he is not in the mood to do it he wont. so my question is how do you teach a 5 1/2 yr old structure or not sure what to call it but sometimes it is his way or the high way, in my husband's wording.. help... we know he is developmently behind in a lot of areas but this not participating in paper work at school is not good , he wont make it in kindergarten come this fall.

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Jennifer Veal - posted on 05/14/2012

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He doesnt have so much of a problem at home, probably because we or I dont let him get away from it, and It seems like he is worse when he has been at his mothers for several days , but the day care teacher can deal with him like we can. and of course we are kinda one on one with him when they at school cant be.

Dove - posted on 05/14/2012

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It sounds like he may have trouble with transitions? Doing a picture calendar of what a typical day looks like for him and giving him plenty of notice prior to switching activities may help.

Otherwise I hope someone else has more suggestions for you.

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