My son is 6 and in first grade. We had some issues with him last year not paying attention, excessive talking, playing in class, etc. This year he is starting to do the same thing. The teacher says it's like he just cannot calm down and he only has about a day or so each week that he's able to do great. He begged me to let him play soccer and I agreed, but he doesn't focus there either.
Yesterday morning I received an email from his soccer coach asking what she can do to keep him focused better during practice and at games. I honestly don't know what to tell her. I thought about writing her back and saying "your guess is as good as mine and if you can figure something out let me know so I can let his teacher know too" But decided against it..lol. I'm with him at every practice and every game and his father is at every other practice and every game. We try to keep him engaged and paying attention, but it's not really working.
His teacher has mentioned medication and told me that she thinks it may help him, but I really don't want to do that!
Has anyone else dealt with this? How did you handle it? What should I write the coach back? How can I help to keep him focused without putting him on meds?
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