my son just started kindergarten. he cried on the first day which was expected. then the whole week he was fine. then the second week he started acting up. he will cry and cry. i just sent him to school anyway. then today he through the worse fit so far. i walk him to school and we are not allowed inside the school so i have to stand outside and let him in. well today he started freaking out. he was crying really bad and screaming. then he tried to throw himself on the ground so i couldn't make him go in. i even had a police officer come over to me and ask if i wanted her to walk him to his class. my son said he didnt want that and i didn't want to make the situation any worse so i told her no. it eventually ended up where two teachers had to actually drag my son into school screaming. i feel horrible and embarassed. i don't like to see my son upset. i don't like that i feel i am making other people (the teachers) do my job as a parent and deal with his tantrums. i feel so stuck. i tried talking to him and its just not working. i don't think it has anything to do with bullying and i know he has a lot of friends because i see him talk to peole and when i pick him up kids are constantly stopping him and talking and laughing with him. i just don't get it. he said it is because he misses me but i don't see him throwing that big of a fit because he misses me. i have threatenend him that if he stays home he is just going to lay in bed all day and not go out and play with his friends and he said he didn't care. then i have tried bribing him which didn't work either. i eventually gave that up considering it is not working and is honestly a lazy way to parent. it won't get to the root of the problem if i just buy him things. what can i do to ease these tantrums he keeps throwing because i don't know how much more of it i can take emotionally. has anyone had a similar experience and what did you do to help with the problem?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on Aug. 30, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Hollander at 9:30 AM on Aug. 31, 2012
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Answer by mompam at 9:31 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
Some Kinders have a hard time adjusting to school. Have you emailed or talked to his teacher to see if things are fine in the classroom? See if she has any suggestions since she witnesses his behavior during school hours. Maybe talk to someone in the office that you can have walk him to his classroom right when you get to the door to eliminate or reduce the length of tantrum. Once he is with a teacher / school worker then turn and leave, even if he is throwing his tantrum. He wants a reaction from you. If you don't give him attention he will likely stop doing it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:30 AM on Aug. 30, 2012
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What the heck? Have any of your children done this?