My son is 4 will be 5 in May. I am constantly(almost everyday) getting calls from his school about him hitting and kicking other children. He also will not listen to his teacher. They won't do time- out at his school. All they do is talk to him. We have tried everything from spankings, time-outs, to talking to him. Nothing seems to be working. Any suggestions on what to do about this?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:30 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
He is too young to be in school. Kids aren't developmentally ready for group learning experiences that young. The ideal age for boys is usually around age 7. That's why many state still don't make kids go to school until age 7.
Punishment doesn't stop bad behavior and it doesn't teach good behavior. When parents or teachers use punishment kids behave worse, sneak, lie, become more violent, and resent people in authority.
You need to learn other ways of parenting. Love & Limits is a good first book by Elizabeth Crary. Her website is called Star Parenting.
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