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why is my 5 year old is behaving like a baby in school?

i have a 5 year old son and recently had a baby girl. he is and has always been an extremely good child. my son is extremely excited about the baby and is behaving perfectly normal at home. of course im spending a little less time with him but i do try my best to read to him or play with him when i can. his dad is going out of the way to make sure he is entertained taking him out quite often. i just got a call from his teacher saying that he has started to behave like a baby in school (his reviews so far have been excellent, always being ahead of his class, being well informed, dedicated to his work and very respectful).
im confused why he is behaving like a child in school and why im not noticing that at home.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Feb. 2, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • He doesn't want you to know that he is jealous and mad about the new baby so he does this behavior at school. He is feeling like he has been forgotten and his role has been taken by the new baby. He will adjust but he needs to understand he still means the same to all of you.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 1:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I agree with the above poster. Can you find some way to have some one on one time with him, maybe a lunch out where you can talk to him and see what he is thinking?
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 8:58 AM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • What exactly is he doing that is "baby-like"?

    Answer by stepmom929 at 11:51 AM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • he is not concentrating on his worksheets (earlier his teachers said he was extremely dedicated), he is not paying attention while they are talking or saying a story and she also said he is spilling his food. uptil now they always said he was like a star student.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

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