So apparently my son has been in the prinicpals office all last week for lunch and recess and so far all this week for hitting other kids. My son is 8 years old and has not been taught this. This has been a problem for some time now and I am looking for help from some other moms. What can I do? My husband and I have tried all kinds of punishments and nothing has worked so far. I just dont know what to do and it has become very upsetting and frustrating. I almost want to send him to live somewhere else. Does anyone have any advice please.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by stepmom929 at 8:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by dragonfly7271 at 8:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by stepmom929 at 8:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by asalynsedai at 10:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Start by asking your son EXACTLY what happend. Is it one kid, several kids? What are the circumstances? Anything consistent? Find out what your son has to say first and ask him what were the circumstances were when this happened. Then see if an adult was around when this occurred, what did they see? Compare the stories. Try to explain to him about using a different method of getting rid of his anger. Also pick up a book about hitting for him to read. Sometimes when kids see information on tv or reading it...sometimes it "clicks" and makes sense to them. http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html click on Acting Out/Aggressive Behavior which shows several books on this hitting.
Answer by momjs at 12:15 AM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by Gigi1969 at 2:24 AM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by SusieD250 at 2:55 AM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by jennijune_21 at 12:16 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Im with jennijune.........why are they just now telling you and was he able to eat his lunch in the office? That is baloney. I would absolutely request a meeting and be sure the school social worker is there also. Dont' go alone, bring a witness. Have your eggs in a row, questions written down and be sure to make notes of there answers. I would ask them what there plan of action is. As you cannot be there on a daily basis, you need something to go on with how the school is going to approach this problem. I would have a real problem of my son being segregated for two weeks before I was notified regardless of the reasons. After two days they should of contacted you.
Answer by mistynights234 at 9:09 AM on Mar. 28, 2009