Okay I have a question.  Tomorrow Joshua gets to start his preschool.  I am excited for him, but I am also very nervous as he is still showing signs of behaviors.  For example he has a very bad habbit of hitting and can't seem to help himself.  So, I was wondering I am thinking about placing a small notebook in his book bag so that she can document any problems that he may be having.  Kinda like a report card so to speak so that I can show his doctor how he is getting along.  Do you think it's too much to ask this teacher to do this so that I can get the right help for josh or am I asking too much?

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Aug. 31, 2009 at 10:45 PM

If she is a good caregiver/teacher, she will have her own method of keeping track of his behavior.  Leaving a notebook, might seem important to you, but when you have 25 kids to watch, its a little overkill.  As a former teacher, I can tell you that all hitting and aggressive behavior is noted in some way.  If I were you, I would check in at pick up or once a week.  The teacher will let you know if there is something you need to worry about.  

As a side note, once he is around kids of his own age, those behaviors tend to correct themselves.  Sometimes kids just need a social setting to show them what is acceptable and what isn't.  

Good Luck-- we tend to need it more than the kids.

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Sep. 1, 2009 at 1:48 AM

I recently and kind of have that same problem with two of my two year old grandchildren living with me for a month.  Instead of saying Don't hit!  Stop hitting, Don't do that again!  You will be in time out if you do that again, change your sentences to  be gentle!  Be nice.  Take their hand and touch the other child gently.  Ask them to say I am sorry to the other child. Daycares are WAY too busy to journal for you. Its a loss cause.   Get down on his eye level, get his full attention, keep your voice low and sweet.   They hit out of frustration , so re=train his frustration in anohter tactic.  Your voice, you mannerisms will make a huge difference and you should see results fairly quickly.  This is what you can discuss with the teacher so your all on the same page. The teacher has  NO time to journal but will work with what your doing at home to correct this situation.   good luck, its only a pharase, they all go through it.

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Sep. 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM

I had my son in at his age too and they are NOT too busy to journal for each child. The headstart teachers are GREAT and actually TAKE the time for your child's individual attention! And we do live in the same area so I know this from experience. Try not to worry. It will all be ok and work itself out, im sure. My son starts 4th grade today too :) Hit me up on yahoo if you wanna chat :)

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