Behaviour changes in 3year old

Rochelle - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




My three year old son has been moved to a new class with a new teacher this year, he started on monday after being on holiday for five weeks. He cried a bit when i left but was fine after that for the day. Tuesday morning he cried a bit more but was still fine after i had left, wednesday and thursday he apparently cried a lot and was inconsolable for quite a while. This morning he went abolutely hysterical as we were riding to school, screaming that he wants to go home he was actually shaking and wet himself. Does anyone have some advice for me, as he has never behaved like this before


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I would remove him from that class, talk to the principal or owners and have him moved to a new school.

JuLeah - posted on 01/24/2011




He is telling you something. Have you talked with his teachers? Is this a place you can come and go anytime? Can you pop in and check on him without him knowing you are there? Listen to him, he is trying to tell you something.

Debbie - posted on 01/24/2011




Same thing happened with my little girl. Suddenly she 'hated' preschool. Cried all the way there and kept telling me she does not want to go. She would stop crying eventually when I leave here there, but start again the moment she sees me when I pick her up. She only went to preschool once a week, but it got so bad that she would cry every day of the week just because of that one day. Try asking him why he doesn't want to go. Mine had some trouble getting it out, but we would keep asking even during normal conversation. I took her out now - almost two months and she still starts crying whenever she sees the school or something reminding her of that preschool. I would try to get to the bottom of this asap.

Ganesa - posted on 01/21/2011




I might take this a little more seriously. If this is behaviour he has never exhibited before and is totally out of character for him, I would be worried. Is he able to speak well enough to ask him why he doesn't want to go? Does he not like the teacher, is he/she mean to him, is there another child who is bullying him? It seems odd to me that his reaction would get worse as the week went on, as it would normally get better. If he was prone to tantrums, it might not be such a big deal...but to be honest I would dig a little deeper here. It sounds like there might be a real problem.

Katherine - posted on 01/20/2011




Wow. The change must have absolutely traumatized him. You might have to gradually introduce him back into the classroom again.

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