my son is having problems in his second week of kindergarden. The teachers say he is very hyper. running around class climbing and stuff. well the guidance counselor told me that they are going to try to work with him. well today i picked him up from school and this teacher that works in his class tells me that he had a horrible day and that they put him in a 30 minute timeout for running . we suspect adhd may be the issue . i am getting a evaluation from a psch tommorow. i am mad because they put him in a 30 min timeout for running that he cant control. that seems kind of extreme for a 5 year old. he also told me that this same woman was screaming in his ear. i am very upset i dont want my child being abused at school because hes more hyper and harder to handle. should i go talk to the principle?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 3:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
30 min time out is outrageous..time out should be given on the age of the child..since he's 5 he would have spent 5 mins in time out. I would say something about the length of time out he spent to the teacher and her principal. I also would ask if she was screaming in his ear...of course she will say no, but, make sure you bring this up when you are talking to her in front of her principal. And get the counselor involved. And, I agree with the anon 42. Did you know about his behavior? Did his doctor know?
Answer by Safirejewl at 3:47 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Heathercurlz at 3:50 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
No you don't always know it before they start school....and Doctors do not like to medicate children for ADD?ADHD until they are 6 y.o... they want to be sure that it is ADHD and not preschool age typical active childhood behavior....I would talk to the principal for sure. Tell her/him what he told you and that you have concerns. Yelling at an ADHD child just makes the ADHD more pronounced they will just tune you out more. One thing the teacher can try is to place a hand on your sons shoulder that helps to bring them back to earth. he WILL need reminders throughout the day about inside voices and walking feet. Teachers need to educate themselves on ADD/ADHD and AUTISM they can really lower a childs self esteem by constantly yelling at them for behavior they cannot control. I always say...its like being mad a blind person because they cannot see the chalk board...G/L www.CHADD.org check out that web site
Answer by justgrape723 at 3:50 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 3:50 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Safirejewl at 3:53 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 4:02 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Safirejewl at 4:05 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Ewalani at 4:05 PM on Aug. 26, 2009