When he gets upset about something or if he feels something is hard or someone will laugh at him (I am sure there is more), then he completely shuts down. First, he will cry, then he just stop talking until you prod him into talking.
We have tried being sympathetic and ask him what is wrong and explain that he doesn't always have to be right and that things are hard but we are here to help and teach him. He is doing this at home and school.
Today the teacher called and he is the worst he has been all year. He completely refused to participate in the activity. They were not doing anything he doesn't know how to do.
I am not sure what could be causing him to not want to participate. He has commented that he wants to do things when he is ready, but even taking away playtime, and things he likes does not encourage him to do the requested task.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Answer by baconbits at 12:15 PM on Apr. 11, 2013
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Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:29 PM on Apr. 11, 2013
Cont: many kid shows spend time & have songs on showing your feelings. Maybe get some kid books at the Library with pictures. My Son is the complete opposite with emotions. He spills them as fast as he feels them which isn't great either. He can become very upset if he feels he has been ignored or slighted in any way. He will demand to discuss his issues with his Teacher. She cracks up but he can be high maintenance too. He's 6. But he isn't the norm by what his Teacher said, most kids have a hard time expressing their feelings. So I would start with more one on one contact in Preschool & reading "Feelings" books. He just needs to mature a little & everything will be OK! :)
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2013
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