My son in around the same age and has almost the same problem. He will get in people's personal space. We just gently remind him by saying "Space" and he'll back off a bit. It's a constant thing with him so we keep having to say it.
Could your son have a form of autism? My son does and we think that's why he has trouble with people's personal space.View Thread
He's been in various therapies (speech, occupational, physical) for a number of years and we figure with all the therapies, a solution would have been found.
The therapies also sort of limit his after school free time since he has therapy after school twice a week and before school once a week. His therapy schedule will probably change when school starts on the fall as his school schedule will change so we'll see.
He's also pretty uncoordinated so I'm worried how well he'd do with physical activites such as sports and the like.View Thread
Just a suggestion but maybe you could get up a bit earlier. I mean, getting up at 6a and having to leave by 6:30a doesn't give you much time to get ready. I have to leave by 6:15a and usually get up around 5a and have enough time to get myself and two kids (5 &3) ready.View Thread
My SIL actually got mad when my mom told her about the K/1st grade DS will be going to. She, my SIL, insists he's not ready because he doesn't kow how to read or add and subtract. Her kids go to a private school in the Bay Area of California and they may teach those things there but not in the public schools here. I think she's comparing him to her daughter who is the same age but way more advanced. My niece was taking Mandarin classes and has always been more advanced than most kids her age.View Thread
We had a meeting with DS' teacher this morning regarding his readiness for 1st grade. She said academically he's ready but behaviorally he's not. She doesn't really recommend holding him back as he may get bored with the work and act out more. He also has developmental issues and needs a lot of work with his fine motor skills. He's going to a new school with a combined kindergarten/1st grade so hopefully that will challenge him enough yet keep him behaving. His neurologist said he had ADD but doesn't like to give meds until after the kids are 6. His next appointment is in November so it's possible after he's on the meds, he may calm down. Here's hoping.View Thread
Has your DC ever put something in a weird place that actually makes sense?
Saturday, we were tearing the house apart looking for DS' shoes. He has shoe inserts so it was important we find them as they had the inserts in them. DH was saying he must not have worn them hom the day before and I insisted he did because he had to walk over gravel to get to the car and wouldn't have done that barefoot and we stopped by the store on the way home and he wouldn't have walked in there barefoot either.
Well, a bit later in the day, DH was doing laundry and went to put clothes in the dryer and lo and behold, there were DS' shoes and a pair of shorts. I asked DS why he put them in there and he said they were wet. I guess sometime Friday evening, he had gotten his shorts and shoes went and knew wet clothes went in the dryer so he put them in there. He can't reach the controls so they just sat there until DH found them.View Thread