My son is 5 and he is having some behavioral problems in school. He's having a hard time listening to the teacher and following directions. He has a hard time focussing on work he is doing--he is i Kindergarten. He is chewing on erasers and pencils and horse playing around with the boys instead of learning. My husband and i are working with him at home; and seems to do well and show some improvement at home. We are in contact with people at his school for some help but they have wanted us to take him to a doctor for medication and i don't want my son on medication and i would want that to the last choice. Wondering if other moms' have had this happen or know anything that i may try. Your input would be greatly useful in helping my husband and i try and help our son:) Thanks.View Thread
Thanks he has done a complete turn around:) they are helping him more and he has slowed way down!! he just needed to settle in i think..cuz he was in pre-school for 2 years before this and it was all play and now jumped into work and structure--big change for him. This is a pretty neat site that they have come up with and it's nice to hear other people who may or are going through the same sort of situations. Glad i found it..love Google:) Thanks!View Thread
UPDATE: My son is doing well in school and is working on listening a therapist is working with him at school. I think it was a big change from going from pre-school to kindergarten! He is settling well and becoming more well aware of things around the environment in school:) Thanks for all your helpful cues!View Thread
I read that and he does chew his fingernails and can not sit still. Even when i am talking to him i ask him what i had said and he says i don't know. My son is doing that too where he cannot focus. I am scared about like the drug Riddilon..unsure how to spell it. But i'm sure going to try everything we have got to get him the help that he needsbefore i would think about meds first. I like all the output:) It helps!View Thread
We are trying to keep things positive as well. A lady today had told me about a time-out chair or maybe a awards chart. So he can maybe see a visual out-put of the behavior--like if he is good he gets a sticker but if bad or not listening he would get no sticker. And then if that doesn't work to start and take away privileges as in going to the park, things like that. Do you think something like that would help as well?View Thread
Thanks for that:) My son came home again today with a bad day in the color (Orange) which means to think about it. I have consulted with my sons' teacher and she is pretty short with everything; She keeps telling me about maybe going to see the doctor and about some meds that can relax him. I talked with a social worker today about it as well, and they said they will see what they can do. I'm trying hard not to feel like it is my fault..We are working very hard to try and let him know that this behavior is not right. Today was that he was throwing rocks at people and when they have circle time he will get up and go play and not listen to the teacher. So i bet the teacher is just getting overwhelmed with the behavior because it sets off others to not listen. She's using a heavy type pad to put in his lap during circle times to see if the pressure would help calm him in sitting. When i talked to him today after school about what happend--he feels bad and doesn't know why he does these things, but then he goes off and sits by himself and when i try to talk with him he has to fidget with something. My husband and i are going to talk more again about it tonight after he gets home from work. But i do like hearing others input because it helps for support--so thank you:)View Thread
My son is also 5 years old and he just started kindergarten too and when he comes home hes in a bucky tired mood and actually some days he would sleep from 3-5:30 or 6pm because he was tired and adjusting to school.View Thread
I wouldn't both discipline her, I would only have one parent at a a time do it. I have a 3 year old daughter and a 5 year old boy so what my husband and i do if we are both home we both set them down and explain what they did and why it is wrong or what they should be doing and that seems to help sometimes. But yeah if both discipline at that same time while one already has the child will feel dissapointed and ganged up on.View Thread
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