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Issues with my 6 year old and her classmate. What would you do?

My daughter goes to private school and the class size is very small. She is in K and only has one other student in her grade. They do have the pre-k class in there room twice a week. The issue I am having is her classmate is very aggresive and mean at times. My daughter will sometimes immitate her friends bad behavior stomping around hitting the ground and stuff but I can tell she's in the same class with her daily and is having a bad infulance. I spoke with the mother of the friend and she admits her daughter is probably bi-polar or has special needs. I have also talked to the teacher who says well they just butt heads alot and are on each other all the time. I see my daughter playing nice with many of the other kids at school in pre-k and first grades. So I have a hard time feeling that it's her. What else could I do to address this type of situation?

 
TinaP0223

Asked by TinaP0223 at 8:19 PM on May. 26, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • you discipline your child the same as you normally would. you talk to her and tell her that even though she sees this friend acting like that it doesnt mean its ok. bc whether its at a private school, public school or a classof 20 students, there will always be a child that doesnt behave in a way we would all like. you just have to teach your daughter that her behavior is not ok and that if she wants to act like her classmate then she will continue to get punished. make sure you tell her that you love her and that she knows that she is nicer than that and expected to behave better!
    secondtyme520

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 10:06 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • Have your daughter avoid this "friend" and request that the teacher not assign them tasks together, if possible. Private schools are tough, though, because they are not obligated to follow the same requirements as public schools.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • I think that when you're a paying for your child's education the parents has the last word. Do you believe that your daughter has been exposed to a hostile environment?
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 8:28 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • i think she needs to be able to have more choices in friends. If she only had ONE other kid in her grade and that one possibly has issue...and the other kids coming in are preschool...I have a problem with that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on May. 26, 2010