Our 11 yr old is in a classroom full of boys that get in trouble on a daily basis. He's not been in trouble, but he comes home telling me about what some of them are doing, etc.
I told him, he should hang around the kids that aren't getting in trouble, and he said "if I did that Mom, I wouldn't have any friends". I've noticed lately that his attitude is getting worse, and he's been acting out more at home. When he gets in trouble for it, he says his friends talk like that to their Teacher all the time. I'm guessing he's picking part of his attitude stuff up from the kids he's hanging around with at school.
I haven't told him that his bad attitude is from his friends, I've told him he can make the conscience choice to either have a bad attitude, or a good one, and he just looked at me, like something clicked in his head. I also told him he can't blame any of it on his friends.
I just think the friends have added to the problem.
I'm looking for help on how to approach this. I realize school isn't just academic, it's also teaching him social skills, and how to deal with different situations etc.
I'm thinking maybe speaking to his Teacher, and the principal will help. I'm just not sure where to start. Thanks
Asked by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Sep. 26, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by Ballad at 11:08 AM on Sep. 26, 2013
Time for an extracurricular activity!!! Like a sport or Science group, Computer team etc. . What do they have available for him in his school to join? Even the Library is a good ides. Ours has "Book Buddy's". It's older kids that read stories after school to little children one on one. As soon as my Son (7) can read better I will enroll him to be a book buddy. He gets read to by older kids now & LOVES it! He'll meet kids who are more respectful & make new friends too. It's a learning experience in a good way. he'll see what teamwork means.
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