6 year old great at home but horrible at school

Leah - posted on 02/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My darling 6 year old girl has been so well behaved up until about 2 months ago when she started getting notes sent home from school discribing her behaviour. At first, I questioned whether or not they were talking about my child! Her teachers say she is insubordinate, rude, won't listen, is always hiding under tables or in their cubbies to get away from the teachers, won't listen to her nurse (she is tube fed twice during the school day). When I question her about it, she says she doesn't like school, which I know isn't true, she normally loves school. I'm getting calls from the vice principal for me to go pick her up from school because she is being aggressive with some other children at lunch time, won't listen to the lunch time aids when they tell her to stop. I'm at a loss. I don't know what to do. We just go done a 3 day weekend, she was just fantastic for me, just the sweetest child. Cleans her room when asked to, put's her clothes away, picks up her toys. Not a single problem. And I just got notified again by the school she is causing problems again. I need help or ideas of what to do! I don't know why she is acting this way at school or why all of a sudden this is happening! I have done an intake package for our local childrens aid centre to see what they have to say but haven't heard back yet.

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Sophie - posted on 02/20/2013

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Is she having a problem with one of the children in her class or getting frustrated because she doesn't understand what the teacher expects from her or wants her to do? My son refused to go to school for a long time and we had the same response "I hate school" off him but when he was there the teacher told me he would always join in and there was never any issues however later I managed to get it out of him that a boy in his class was mean to him and kept taking his toys and drawings. My son also had anxiety about me leaving him there because he didn't go to a play group before starting school. Could this be why she's acting out because she knows the school will call you? Have a talk with her to find out why she's acting like this and maybe talk to the school about letting you come in at lunch times or something just so she knows she can see you and maybe she won't act out as much. Good luck I hope it works out for you

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