Grades

    smothering child with his talking

    am in need of some serious help. I have a boy who never ever
    stops talking. I mean never. And it is mostly to me or any other
    adult. He interrupts me when I teaching or reading a story.
    Form the moment he walks in he is on me with stories.

    During table work he follows me around or when another
    teacher comes in he clings to her. You could call him
    suffocating.

    I talked with his mom ( she wasnt surprised) and she said her
    husband is like that
    and she ignores her son and when "J" is like that she goes
    into the bathroom and slams the door. I told her we need to
    establish boundaries as he is allowed to do this and it is
    interfering with his and the others' learning.

    I have had many kids ask to be moved away from him. Parents
    have complained. Today we had a field trip and the chaperone
    came to me in tears and said, "OMG J never shuts up. I can't
    take it. He interrupts and keeps going on and on. I want to
    shoot myself he is so annoying."

    sigh....

    I have given him sticks and each time he wants to talk to me,
    he needs to give me on. Oh they are gone within 2 minutes.

    Ive also tried stickers when he IS quiet, but that doesn't
    happen.

    I have moved him to sit by himself and he just shouts " when I
    can come back?" over and over.

    I tried a point system that if he can be quiet for 2 min in my
    story, he earns a point. 5 points can earn some lego time with
    me. ( he is craving adult attention) Yeah not working.

    He is consuming all my time and I am going batty. I have
    taught over 20 years of K and this kid is doing me in.

    Yesterday he wanted to tell me all about pumpkins and started
    rambling. I said, " hang on let me finish this and I will let you
    share. He kept talking on and on. I try the finger over the lip
    and he ignores it. It is like he is so focused no matter what I
    say he just rambles on.

    A girl stood up and said, "J!! enough!! Let the teacher talk" yes
    they are sick of it.

    I do think he is ADHD as he is so impulsive. He grabs things
    from my hand, he crawls under the table etc... mom suspects
    that too but isnt interested in pursuing that.

    She is very young like 24 or so and english is her second
    language.

    It is sad when the mom says, " He drives me nuts. I want to just
    lock myself in a room to get away from him. Or drug him up
    with benadryl just so I can get a break."

    Our social worker is not available to help me. no other school
    support. I am on my own. Academically he is a strong student.
    No worries there so that is why I can't get support from him.

    Please offer some suggestions. I am dreading going to work
    because of him. 1-1 is sweet since he's so outgoing, but after
    that, forget it. He takes egocentrism to a new level.

    I wish I could recommend Mom pursue some outside help but I
    am not allowed to do that. She told me everyday she tells him
    " it is not all about you. Let others talk."
    She does recognize this as a problem as he is the same way
    in all environments but I don't think she is equipped to
    discipline him.

    After school today a fifth grade girl walked by and J ran to her
    and hugged her. She pulled away and ran away fast. J's mom
    saw this and said, " oh she is our neighbor. He is all over her
    all the time and it scares her." YES!!!

    Needless to say he has no friends.