Our 7 year old is a good, respectful, relatively well-behaved boy at home. School is a different story. He gets in trouble for talking too much, not doing his work, not following the rules, etc... he comes home and admits to the bad behavior, tells us he understands the issue and will have a better day tomorrow, but he usually doesn't follow through. When he comes home he is very sad for his bad behavior and never talks back or denies it....what to do? Since pre-K the rule has been that if he has a bad day at school he is "grounded" for that day and can read books but no toys. We've been VERY consistant but to no avail.....any advice?Answer Question
Answer by Gailll at 2:06 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by stepmom929 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
Wow, parenting classes... really??? I'm going to jump of the "ignore Gail" bandwagon.
Anyway, is he an only child? Lots of times only children behave very differently at home than they do at school. They dynamic is just different for them. It's great that he knows the behavior is wrong. Have you tried focusing on rewards rather than punishment? Also talk to the teacher about how sever the problem is. It could be that he's just a run of the mill boy who has a little growing up to do.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 7:17 PM on Jan. 12, 2010