HELP! My son will not quit talking at school
My son, Will is 5 1/2 and is in Kindergarten. He is very social, very smart, but gets in trouble for talking ALL the time. His teacher emailed me today and told me that her next thing is to put him at a table by himself (and I don't want my kid to be "that kid" who gets put out in the hall or sent off to sit by himself). They have cards they have to pull if they get in trouble (similar to soccer I think?) and she said that if she had to have him pull cards when she normally would with other kids, he would be on red almost every day (he's been coming home on blue/green which are good behavior, red is bad) but we're aware this is an ongoing issue. He's just a really social, talkative kid.
She said she is fine with talking as long as the kid who is talking is done with their work and the kid that is being talked to is also done with their work, but they will get in trouble if one of those is not satisfied. She said that he's distracting others and is sometimes preventing himself from getting his work done.
We have tried to talking to him several times but nothing seems to work. We've tried explaining to him that what he is doing at school is distracting to others and isn't fair because he's probably getting other kids in trouble too and keeping them from getting their work done.
Is anyone else in the same boat? What can we do? From googling this question I see that it's pretty common but I just don't know what to do! My husband was/is quiet and I got in trouble some when I was in middle school for talking...but once my teacher told me that I would get sent to the principal's office if she had to move me one more time, I stopped. I'm not a chatterbox now, and neither is my husband.
Our son talks from the moment he wakes up to the moment he goes to bed...a lot of the time my husband and I can't have a complete conversation because we get interrupted by him. I love him to death, but what can we do???