DD (4 years old) is in Pre-K and a couple of weeks ago she told me that there was a boy in her class that is mean. I asked her how he was being mean and she said "I don't know. He's just mean."
Fast forward to last Friday we received class pictures and she pointed to this boy in the class picture and said "See mom, this is the boy that hits me and throws toy at me." What?! Hits and throws toys at people?
So I talked to her teacher this morning and she confirmed that this boy does hit her as well as almost all of the children in the class. The teacher stated that he is "sort of her problem child at the moment". she stated that he doesn't play with any of the children in the class, he hits everyone and throws things constantly, and he has difficulty listening to instructions. She stated that several parents have complained and she has talked to the boy's parents and gotten little response. While we were talking he was actually sitting in the corner banging a toy against the wall while the other children were sitting at the breakfast table eating.
I know dd says he's mean but I actually kinda feel sorry for this kid. I think there is something wrong with him and it sounds his parents aren't addressing it. I mean, is it normal for a 4 year old to refuse to play with other children and hit almost every child he comes in contact with?