Need some ideas on getting a 5 year old to quit acting out.

Amy - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is really bored at school. She is in Kindergarten but last year when her brother was in this class she was learning all the stuff he brought home. He is now in 1st and she still likes to learn what he is doing. So instead of showing her class and teachers how smart she is she just won't answer or acts out instead. She is by far not an ADD child although the school keeps suggesting this. She got so mad because the teachers were trying to get her to do an assignment at class today and wouldn't "leave her alone" that she chose to pee her pants. She hasn't peed her pants in years. If she decides that today is one of those days that she isn't going to do something she will absolutely refuse and not do anything at school and is actually flunking tests because she just doesn't want to do anything that day. She is a smart kid, but I cannot convince her to show the school this.

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Pny - posted on 01/21/2010

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Would it be possible for the teacher to tap into your daughters interest and give her a special project that is geared around that interest. The Teach can add in books that she might like to read. Or you could offer to help and go to the media center with your daughter and check them out. You could do a research project or science related. You can integrate reading, math, and science or social studies into the project. Ask the teach if your child has been assessed. If she wont take the Kindergarten assessments see if she can be given the first grade assessments just to see how she does. If she flounders than they don't have to continue with `it. Maybe she could be a helper by reading with students in the class or be a guest reader in another class. I assume she is a reader just because of the way you were talking. Hope this helps. Keep us posted.

Courtney - posted on 01/20/2010

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Ok, hun.. you may not like this.. but here is the deal. I'm the mom of a gifted child who became bored in school and made her teachers cry. My child had been homeschooled from before kindergarten to current.. but had a short stint in public schools after we'd moved back to the state because we didn't have a computer or our resources to get her started for her 1st grade year. When my daughter became upset like your daughter, I yanked her back out of school and began homeschooling her again. Your daughter is bored.. feels patronized. She needs to probably be put in a gifted class or be homeschooled. I'm sure there are some programs at your local school that you can check into. But if not, don't hold your daughters potential back. Dont make her frustrated by continuing on with those things she feels too petty to mess with. Take her out, try your hand at homeschooling. It can be done on such a tiny budget. And if you are committed to your daughter and her education.. you'll do great!! let me know if you need any info or if you'd just like to discuss the idea. My kids are really excelling now that I've let their learning maturity levels flourish to their fullest extent.

Noreen - posted on 01/10/2010

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I am having the same issues with my 5 yr old. And he's the oldest. He is so bored at school because really, he should be in kindergarten but is stuck in the jr kindergarten program because his bday fell 5 days after the cut-off date. So he's in class with a bunch of 4 yr olds.

When he misbehaves in class and looses his smiley face, he gets grounded from all form of tv and video games.

Amy - posted on 12/31/2009

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Some things have got better but not all. We did get her moved into a speech class. She really doesn't have any major problems. Her brother does however and she copies and speaks like him at times. So they moved her into that class in hopes that they could get her to stop it and that would help him too. Well that teacher apparently is more fun and challenges her so at least part of each day is better. We haven't seen the principle in 5 weeks, but se still get a sad face on her daily reporting calender some. IF we could only stop that it might help!

Brandis - posted on 12/05/2009

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Wow, I'm sorry. I wish I had the answers, but I wanted to offer you (((HUGS))))

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