My child needs help and so do I!

Ashley - posted on 09/06/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My story- I breast fed my babyboy for 7 months. During those 7 months we hardly went anywhere. I can literally count on 1 hand all the places we went within those 7 months. Now, whenever I quit breast feeding my son we did start traveling a little more. Also, none of my friends had children and he really hasn't been around children much. Plus, he has never stayed away from me overnight and hasnt been away for more than 3 or 4 hours, maybe once every 2 or more months. Recently he has started Head Start program and the 1st week his teachers and I thought he had separation anxiety. The 2nd week went well however his personality started to come out. Let me tell you what he is like. He is a very loving boy. If he thinks someone is hurt, he hurts for them. He loves to help. He gives all kinds of love. He loves outside and new things. Now he has a different side. He loves to throw things. He likes to throw toys at people and after he does it he'll say he is sorry but do it again 5 mins later. The last day of his 3rd week at school is the worst day he ever had!! He had a behaviorial report sent home saying within a 3 min period he hit 8 children and 1 teacher. (keep in mind this has to be the day where the superviser is in the classroom & yesterday he didn't do anything wrong) He chased a child around with scissors! He threw toys up in the air and he will not listen. On the report sent home there is a spot for motivation (reasons why the teachers think he does what he does ) , there are several chooses to choose from and they put "don't know." Well I have no idea why he is acting this way either. I don't know what to do. He doesn't watch violent shows nor is there violence in our house so I don't know where he is getting this from. I have talked to him until I'm blue in the face. So today I took away his favorite toys and I'm not going to give them back until he does better at school. Help- any advice welcome. I do want to make one thing clear- he is a sweet, loving , boy but he does have a different side.

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Toni - posted on 09/07/2013

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How old is your son now? It could just be the age. Or may be sharing the attention with other children is just something he has to get used to. Possibly something you should bring up to the doctor. Another thing that's disturbing me...how did he get a hold of scissors in a supervised classroom?!?! Even if he's 3 or 4, the scissors should still be distributed during supervised instruction times! I'd be sure to address that one with the center! That leads me to believe that they don't supervise the children well at all and may possibly be catching your son defending himself or mimicking a behavior that was JUST done to him!

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