My friend's 3 year old has been sent home 2 or 3 times for biting. It's his first experience with school (he's never even been in daycare) so I'm sure his social skills are off just slightly. But in any case, he bites, he gets sent home. Not really sure if they have attempted to do anything else and this is is the last straw. I don't see that sending him home is teaching him anything except that if he doesn't want to be at school, all he has to do is bite someone. What do you think?
My son has some slight behavioral issues (whining and crying if he doesn't get his way). They are working with him to teach him that it's not acceptable and have given me tips to teach at home as well (I had not realized the problem was as bad as that, but I don't get to see him as much because I work full time and the problems were never reported to me by daycare).
My son is in preschool and their way to handle poor choices, if it involves two students, is to have the children work it out at the peace table. The children find a resolution. If the incident only is one child making a poor choice they are often redirected. Such as walking with the teacher in the beautiful courtyard and garden. Sometimes a child sits in a watching chair to take the time to watch their friends and then they can rejoin them. No shame is involved. It is not about punishing but about teaching and giving the child a chance to make a better choice and to find a resolution that works.
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