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What can I do if my 6 year old son is mean to the other kids?

My son was in kindergarten last year. He was really good but was very social (always has been) at the end of the year the teacher tells me that he was being mean to the other kids. was never really able to figure out exactly how, he always "forgot" when he got home. Is there something I can do here at home to help him, and the teacher?

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clarkeitel

Asked by clarkeitel at 10:37 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in

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  • Teach him about bullying now, because if that's what he's doing it will only get worse. I would suggest going to school and sitting in on recess, his classes, etc. Make it known to him that you aren't taking this lightly and he will have consequences if it continues.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:41 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Talk with him. Better to stop it now then wait and it gets worse.
    reigndrops12689

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 10:49 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • You need to talk to that teacher to find out what really happened. You can't fix something when you don't know exactly what is going on. Today, there is a no bullying in the student handbook and it is not tolerated, not to mention your child can be expelled. You really to find out if this is really going on. A child psychologist wouldn't be a bad idea.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:29 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Discuss your concerns with the teacher....make yourself available to have an open dialogue (many parents don;t work with teachers to help their students). Ask the teacher to come up with a behavior plan chart for each part of his day--classtime, specific activities, special classes (art, music, gym, assemblies, music, etc.), etc, and each teacher/specialist records his behavior (simple scale or positive, negative symbols) for that part of the day and initials it. The behavior plan is sent home EVERY day for you to review and initial and send back to school.

    Over time you will be able to see where and when your son is having difficulty and can address the problems as they happen. Often times just the fact that you and the teacher are communicating openly, "somehow" automatically corrects many of the problems!! LOL :o)

    If the problems persist, I would have your son's eyesight and hearing evaluated, as well as for ADHD.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:14 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • talk with him
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:53 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • The teacher should have mention this and now it's after the fact. Make sure this year you are in touch with the teacher he has and that your son knows you are inconstant contact with your teacher. GL

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 8:08 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • talk to your son, and keep in touch with his teacher.
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:21 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • The teacher should have let you know. This year talk to the teacher. Get her or him to make a card for the week. When he good for the day he gets a star.
    HomeAlone45

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 4:41 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • talk to him and let him know that bullying is not acceptable and keep in touch every week with his teacher
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 11:53 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

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