On 10/09/14, Lily S. wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> have complained. Today we had a field trip and the
> 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."
> 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
> 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
> 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
> It is sad when the mom says, " He drives me nuts. I want to
> 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
> 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
> 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.