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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 writte...See More
maureen Is it possible for the parents to sit in a class and observe his behaviors? I would make it clear to both parents and the boy that the parents are there to watch all the children and they will not be able to interact with him or the other children. Maybe if they saw him in action with them being in the room with expectations that he would be at his...See More
Nov 29, 2015

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