Bonnie - posted on 02/25/2012




If it is that much of a problem which it sounds like it is, are you able to switch him to a different kindergarten class or school entirely? I have a child in kindergarten and that sounds rough to have to go through that already.

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Bonnie - posted on 02/28/2012




If this other kid is a common denominator in most of this, your son may not be the problem though. At least that is the way I am looking at it.

Shauna - posted on 02/26/2012




I'd try a simple sticker chart or something of the like. Have the teacher send home a note every day on whether he hurt anyone or said bad words. Then when he gets home with a good note, he gets a sticker on his chart at home and works toward whatever you two pre-determine will be his reward after the pre-determined number of stickers (don't make the number too high or he won't try). There are rewards that are things, activities, or foods. I'd opt for activities (extra library visit, park visit, camping in the back yard) for memories and money's sake. Also, before this all starts, make sure he really understands what hurting someone is (maybe he's confusing funny arm slaps with a hit when he's mad--but go over that both aren't allowed at school) and what bad words are--and enforce those word rules at home so they match. I mean, at school, "stupid" may be a bad word, but if it's okay at home, it's confusing.

Kimberly - posted on 02/25/2012




That did cross my mind on switching classes if they would do it. The biggest problem is the after school programs. They are together for that, and that i can't switch. He is so young to have these problems already. Thank you for the help, I can use all the advice I can get.

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