So, it's not such a big deal, but I was wondering what other mom's do when their child brings home a negative report for the day at school. My son is 6 and my daughters are both 5. They get a "sad face" or a "card pulled" maybe twice a week. I want to know what you would suggest I do to let them know that this is not acceptable. We talk and talk and talk until we are blue. We have taken away toys...etc. The behavior is not severe nor is it any reason to be taken to the principles office, its just normal attention issues. So I dont want to go overboard w/punishments, but what might other moms suggest so I could be more positive with the outcome.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by gammie at 12:25 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
It sounds like they are just being kids... my 8 yr old will tell me if something was wrong, we don't get notes sent home unless it's severe
We talk and I explain to him what his actions do... like a dominio effect...
for example, he talks alot... loves to chatter... and I explained to him that even thou he can comprehend and understand what the lessons are even if he is chattering, others may not and his talking can be causing them (his friends) to miss the lesson and get something wrong...
Depending on what the "wrong" was in school, just explain the effects it can have on others like their friends and see if that helps....
Answer by gmasboy at 12:26 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by charisma10 at 1:15 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by robinsi2000 at 7:58 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by mommymeg03 at 6:53 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by Laura1229 at 11:32 PM on Feb. 22, 2009