I'm Jennifer, 30 yr old single mom of my 7 yr old little boy Malachi. We temporarily live w my parents (his grandparents.) His father is not in the pic so his Papa and 2 uncles are his male figures. We raised him on the farm with alot of love. He is having trouble in school and wetting his pants and bed alot. Malachi is a good boy with a big heart but has passion and fire (which i know can be used for the good and i love that in him.) He is goofing off in class, being class clown, not stoppping rough housing when others ask him to stop, kissed a girl on the playground. My fam and I are consistant with discipline and I do not let him get away w any of this kind of behavior at home. Why is he doing this? How should i deal w it? Could this have to do w me working all the time, then sometimes going out, and yelling w frustration at him when i am home? Help!Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by Ravenmare at 7:21 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
I teach first grade. Sometimes kids listen better at home because they are spanked, and they know no one at school can spank them (Not that I am up for spanking or trying to start that debate, I have just noticed that in my classroom). But with the bed wetting, if that is new, it is usually because of a life commotion (little as it may seem to a adult).. The clowning and rough housing is usually to make and maintain friendships. Maybe talk to him about what a real friendship looks like. Tell him how he is making teachers and others around him feel when he behaves this way. I have found that a good mellow talking to will sometimes break through to kids. Good luck, pray for him. and just love him with all you heart! He will come through!
Answer by Simonsmama at 11:04 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by granmaw56 at 11:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2008