My sister is at the end of her rope. Her son is 5, will be 6 in July. He started kindergarten this year. For the last month or so, he's been cursing in school, talking about his private parts, even going as far as to touch other students inappropriately. I don't know the scope of it, but any inappropriate touching is just as bad as any other.
Now, me, being who I am, think that shame is the answer. But everywhere I look, that seems to be not the case. I've been doing some googling.
I talked to him this weekend about talking about his private parts. That it's just not appropriate to talk about it to anyone but his parents, doctors, or a nurse. But my sister called me tonight telling me that he got in trouble for touching some kid's butt. How would you handle this? I've asked her on more than one occasion if there was some possibility of molestation, but I'm more than sure that's not what's going on. We've discussed the idea of a counselor, and she's all about that, but she wants to exhaust other options first.
What would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Are there consequences for his behavior?? Try taking away privileges- what do his teachers do as a consequence?
Answer by skittles1108 at 7:04 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by geminilove at 7:10 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by skittles1108 at 7:18 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:26 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by vmr at 11:00 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Peajewel at 7:31 PM on Nov. 23, 2010