Hi everyone! New here!

So I have a 6 yr. old that just started Kindergarten this year and his behavior is up and down. Anyone else have this problem with their child?? Is there anything that I can do other than taking things off him until he starts to behave in school?? Feeling stressed........

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      8Theresa Gould
      Hi Tammy, welcome! Sorry to hear your son is acting like a different person at school. It does sound like he's bored at school and acting out. I hope the testing reveals something to help you. Does he say anything about school? What he's learning, how he likes it? Kids at that age are pretty honest and can voice their opinion. Is there a test they can do to see if kindergarten is the grade he's suppose to be in? I don't think they should just be looking at his behavior but all factors.
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      02/19/14
      He really doesn't say much about school unless I ask him. He does tell me stuff about his peers like if they did something and so forth. He enjoys learning and is a very intelligent child just got his report card yesterday and everything improved significantly from the last report card. The only thing he has problems with is his writing and he does have occupational therapy in school for that. That is when he tells the teacher he doesn't want to do because he has to write. Other than that he loves his numbers, letters, music, library and so forth. He really is a lovable kid and its hard hearing all this that he is doing when I have never seen him act this way.
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      8Theresa Gould
      Yeah, my boys often cannot tell me why they did something, especially when they were younger and the little boys don't.
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      8Theresa Gould
      Is he singled out for the occupational therapy? I know my boys have never liked handwriting.
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        02/19/14
        Hello Tammy and welcome! Is your son overly intelligent? For example, does he like to read alot or is he beyond what is being taught? It may very well be that he is just bored and the teachers need to give him extra, more challenging work to do. My daughter was in private school from pre-school thru 3rd grade and I had teachers tell me all the time that I needed to stop teaching her because she was going to get bored since she was so far ahead of her class. She begged me to let her go to public school in 4th grade and it was the best thing I could of done for her. Her 4th grade teacher called me to ask permission to have her tested because she felt my daughter needed to be placed in advanced classes. As it turned out, she was right and my daughter is 2 years ahead of herself. She is currently a freshman in high school but she is taking junior/senior classes. By the end of next year, my daughter could graduate from high school if I allowed her to! You may want to talk with his teachers. I was fortunate my daughter's 4th grade teacher noticed her potential as quickly as she did, not all teachers are that observant, unfortunately.
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        8Theresa Gould
        If your gut is telling you otherwise, follow it and keep following up with the teachers and principal. You are your child's advocate.
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