Andrea - posted on 08/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is always getting in trouble at school for talking and not listening. Today he got in trouble for making noises while doing schoolwork. Also, as the teacher was teaching he got in trouble because his head was turned in another direction so he was obviously somewhere else. At times he can't really sit still and listen. I've tried both positive and negative reinforcement but he still tends to have the some behavior most of the time. Is this typical for a six year old or could it be something else, like AD/HD? He does very well in school acedemically but socially he acts out sometimes. I don't want to keep punishing him for something he can't help, but I don't want to medicate him for something I am doing wrong. So, has anyone had this same experience? What has worked and what hasn't?