My son just started hitting and getting into trouble this past week and I just do not know what to do about it. I have talked to him plenty about it and he has lost privledges and been punished but that doesn't seem to be helping. I don't know what else to do!! The school has a counselor- I wonder if that would help at all for a 5 year old???? The teacher seems at a loss too. We do have a crappy home dynamic- we husband has a 10 year son from previous marriage who is home 1/2 the time each week and treats my son like crap (long long story) but that has really been the case for my son's entire life so that is not a change or some new event in his life....
I just don't know how to address this. He does not hit at home. He is independent and stubborn at home but nothing too terrible or destructive like his teacher describes.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:05 AM on Nov. 27, 2012 in General Parenting
Answer by kmath at 10:07 AM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by hootie826 at 10:27 AM on Nov. 27, 2012
What does he say when you ask him why he hits his classmates? And yes, involving the counselor at school is a good idea. He not only needs reinforcement that the hitting is wrong and unacceptable, he needs the tools to deal with the anger or frustration he is feeling without becoming physical.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:38 AM on Nov. 27, 2012
I would make a personal phone call to the school Counselor & speak to them about it ASAP. Tell them your concerns & maybe they can see him weekly at school & get to the bottom of the issue. They may have recommendations for how you can handle this at home too. This is their job & expertise. GL!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:42 AM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 10:53 AM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by booklover545 at 2:57 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
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