I have a 7 year old son in first grade and he's constantly in trouble at school. Yes this is only his first year of "true grade school" but it concerns me that we can't get through to him. He mostly gets in trouble from talking and not keeping his hands to himself. I can understand that children are going to talk in class but my main concern is him not keeping his hands to himself. He was getting in trouble on the playground with a bunch of boys for fighting and was told he was not allowed to go to that part of the playground anymore and he hasn't. He's also been told to not hang around certain kids because they are constantly in trouble. Now he seems to be getting in trouble all on his own. I've tried every discipline I can think of with the exception of spanking. He usually gets upset when someone he cares about scolds him or disciplines him but he doesn't seem to care when he teacher this year marks his calendar for bad behavior. His kindergarten teacher spoke to him a few weeks ago about it and he cried (which goes to show he doesn't care for this year's teacher and has no respect for her. I have been told that his current teacher expects a lot from kids this age but I know my son can do it. I have told him that even when you don't like someone you still have to listen to them and respect them. He's usually a sweet loving kid but it's like he turns into a different kid once he get's to school. I think I'm ready for school to be over more than he is.
Anyone else have this problem and if so where you able to fix it? Please help.View Thread