Maleny - posted on 08/20/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi all. This is my first time here. I have a 4 year old that just started VPK yesterday and has already been called to the principal's office :(. He is always sweet, affectionate and at home and my job (when he goes there) he listens and is helpful and well mannered. He is not perfect , by any means but he loves to learn and, after reading love and logic, I have been able to use some better discipline techniques and they work!!!! My husband is currently deployed, has been since the beginning of the year and will not be back until Dec most likely. I work full time and we have no family. SO, a schedule, a routine for the both of us is a most and we have it in place without problems. Well, whining here and there and opposition, of course, but nothing major. No temper tandrums, no bad behavior. I love going to the stores with him, he is fun. Our friends love to babysit him, to play with him. He is very smart and knows a lot, he learned it from a home daycare he was before school. Now, yesterday, I was called in because he was running around and not listening. Today I was called because he was really bad and even tried to kick the teacher :(. I have volunteered to spend the rest of the week at the school with him. It is not easy as I have to work, hubby not here.......but my Son comes first. I am so sad and worried about him. We do visit an occupational therapist twice a week as he has trouble with fine motor skills and just last week he told me that we will not need much of that anymore. I shared with him what happened and he said that he wishes they could see the kid sitting in front of him, the kid that on the first session 5 weeks ago was all over the place exploring and now he just follows instructions. All the have seen in school is a bad bratty kid that does not want to do anything but cause trouble. How can he act so differently in two different places? I understand that kids are like that but changing from one side to a total other bad side is really sad and I am worried. I am worried I am doing something wrong. He is my only child and I am 41 so this is an absolute gift from God that was not planned but it is absolutely the best gift ever. ANybody has gone through this? Does it get better for him??? Thanks. I am in tears writing this message. Thanks.