Recommendations on school behavior!

Lindsey - posted on 09/11/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




It is 21 days into the school year for my kindergartner. He is a good kid, doesn't bully any other children, respectful, doesn't throw tantrums. But, as you know, he is a child and he has his days! He is has been getting in trouble lately at school, coming home with orange and yellow markings for talking and not following directions. I talked with the teacher today and she said that lately it is getting worse with him talking too much, not listening, sitting up straight. So far he has came home with three orange markings in a row. Over the past 21 days we have tried grounding for the day, or not watching tv or playing with his toys. We talk to him EVERY day and encourage him to not talk and achieve that green smiley face. That hasn't worked, so now we are going to try the reward system with maybe stickers. It's only 21 days into the school year, but it's driving us nuts! Any advice??


MaySee - posted on 09/11/2013




Boys are so much different than girls. My daughter is in the 1st grade now, but when she started Kindergarden last year, she had problems with talking and not listening and coming home with bad colored markings too. By the end of the year, she adjuster and had no problems. We talked with her everyday, mainly reminded her every morning that she needs to listen in class and to follow directions and mostly we do not want to see the bad notice anymore or things will get taken away and she will have time outs. She soon realize that her behavior at school wasn't helping her at home and she decided to change. Now she is the top of her class and is reading at a 2nd grade level. When she acts up, I point out the good things that has come out of her good behavior and remind her of what have happened when she wasn't doing what she is suppose to do at school. We rewarded her, but we didn't reward her all the time. We didn't want her to start thinking that she is going to get rewarded for something that is expected of her. We just surprise her and let her know that what we gave her is a special treat for her good behavior.

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