This is the 3rd week of school where I live. My daughter (my only school aged child) is behaving badly at school and on the bus. I've received a note from the teacher daily and from the bus driver once. At school, she is not following directions. Usually it is things like using her gluestick when she hasn't been told to get it, but there are 'more serious' offenses, like misbehaving in the lunch room, being disruptive in class, talking out of turn repeatedly, and once she threw a gluestick because someone had thrown one at her. I have tried communicating with the teacher, but have received no response, and I'm really at a loss. Since my old system wasn't working, I switched to a new punishment/reward system, I've talked to her at length about the importance of behaving both at school and on the bus. I've taken out more time with her, done more with her, grounded her for the day. And I'm just at a loss. I don't want the stigma of being a 'problem child' or a 'bad child' to follow her throughout school. I want her to enjoy going to school and, more importantly, to enjoy learning, but I think that getting in trouble every.single.day is going to make her dislike school.
For what it is worth, I believe that she is doing this. (She has also been acting out at home more as well.) I don't believe that my child is a 'precious little snowflake' and I'm not blaming the teacher or bus driver in this at all. I simply want to help my daughter, and I'm asking for advice on that.
on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM