my 4 yo is in the prek program at our school and recently started to go 4 days a week all day rather than just the 2 days. but i have noticed lately she is saying words like idiot and knuckle head and also argueing alot more and just has this horrible attitude. could she be picking this up from school? my sweet little girl isnt acting like a sweet little girl anymore. and what can i do to help reverse or stop this behavior that she might be picking up from kids at school?
I don't think asking her where she got those words is really all that important. You know where she picks them up. Of course it is at school. Kids don't live in a bubble so of course they are going to pick things up. I hate words like stupid or idiot because they are meant to be hurtful and degrading towards other people. I have a four year old son and this year I have noticed some words that make me cringe: "this is so dumb." I explained to my son that while other people use those words it hurt my feelings to hear those. I explain that I hurt for the person who is being called stupid, an idiot, or dumb. Even if he is saying an activity or toy is dumb...that it still hurts to hear it. We rehearse a better way to express our dislike. I can hope he uses those words that I prefer at school but you can't control what they do. I can teach and correct when he is with me. And I have faith his teachers do the same.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:29 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 10:10 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
oh yeah , happens alot , my 2 do this from seeing other kids , only way for it not to happen is dont go to school.
Answer by letstalk747 at 10:11 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
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Answer by gemgem at 10:12 AM on Feb. 24, 2011