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How do I help my seven year old not to get in trouble at school every day?

He brings notes home every day saying he doesn't follow directions and talks when he should be quit.IT happensup to three times a day and l have punished him when he come home.


Asked by sarah389 at 12:09 AM on Feb. 9, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • What are you doing for punishment?

    Answer by ExtremlyUnique at 12:10 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • I made a daily chart for my middle son. Every day that he brought home a note saying that he didn't get in trouble he got a sticker, for his chart, every time he collected 5 he got a reward, it might be time at the park with dad or mom, or picking dinner and the movie for family night. Then every time he collected 10 he got a larger reward, like getting to a meal out at a selection of choices that we offered....the rewards varied, but he always knew what the reward would be for the next 5 and 10 stickers.

    We actually started by having the teacher send a note for before lunch and after lunch, because he had such a hard time getting through the entire day. If the note said he had not gotten trouble before lunch, but he did once after lunch (or the other way around) I would draw a happy face in the square for that day, but he didn't get an actual sticker.

    He was motivated, but it did take some time to get consistency.

    Answer by ohwrite at 12:20 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Get a different teacher. My daughter was always "in trouble" last year with her 1st grade teacher. Usually for talking too much. In kindergarten the school was worried about her because she hardly ever talked. This year's teacher says she hardly ever talks and wonders if she talks at home. For some reason her 1st grade teacher had it out for her and would lie about her being "bad". The girl doesn't have a bad bone in her body. She is good, almost too good. Her church teachers say they love to have her there because she is so good that it has a positive effect on the other kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Maybe you need to sit down with his teach and come up with a plan together. What does your son say when you ask him why he doesn't follow directions or why he talks in class?

    Answer by Syphon at 12:19 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • *teacher

    Answer by Syphon at 12:20 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Talk to the teacher.

    Answer by Ihatelaundry at 7:21 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Mine were all ways the quiet type but i would suggest grounding your child in his room until he gives you an explanation for his behavior

    Answer by Jackmother239 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • confused


    Answer by sherribeare at 12:03 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

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