Nov 24, 2015
I have a very young kinder who barely made the cut-off
date for k. He is small, very bright, but very violent.
Parents have not been totally honest with me--I found out
his preschool had conferenced with parents twice about
him not being ready for K and should wait a year. So
far, he has days where he does okay with just minor
reminders, but then he'll have several days where he
hits, kicks, chokes, pushes/shoves others. Parents were
going to pull him out but changed their minds. My theory
is that, after years of always trying to meet the
expectations of classes that he just barely qualifies
for, his frustration level is causing him to act out. My
counselor is involved, observations are being done, a
daily behavior report goes home each day. He's beginning
to try to avoid work, distracts himself and others
constantly. Only writes when I coach him through---gave
a volunteer a really bad time this week, just totally
ignored the volunteer, acted like he couldn't even hear
her. He's written letters of apology, he's lost recess
time, he's lost Free Choice Time, he's gone to the
principal's office numerous times, he's taken "think"
laps around the track, he's had to hold my assistant's
hand/my hand. Any other ideas???? At my wit's end. I am
super-consistent, never show anger, yet am firm on
expectations. I do think he runs the show at home with
parents who accept his response of "it was an accident"
or "I didn't do it on purpose". He does not follow
directions well at all, just does whatever he wants to do
without regard to others.