Monday, September 19, 2011

Parental Question and Advice PLEASE!

Ok, I have about 5 posts that I've written and need to get pics cropped and uploaded for... but this is going to take a priority. Oliver is in his 3rd week of preschool. He comes home everyday and is bouncing off the walls, is mean to the baby and does not listen. What do I do? Nothing seems to help. I've threatened, put him in time out, spanked, try to give him love and attention. I'm at my wits end and considering (gasp) pulling him out of preschool. I don't know if it's normal for a kids to behave like this. Is it just a faze? On the days he's NOT at preschool it's business as usual. He's not nearly as hyper and disobedient. Of course there is some of that. He's not quite 4 years old. BUT on preschool days it's out of control. I don't know what to do.


Mont and Dawna said...

Just be patient, your little sweetheart will return again, I promise! Same thing happened here for the first month or so of Preschool last year and returned again with a vengeance for Kindergarten now too. I hear from other moms the same issues come up every time their kid(s) go back to school again. I actually just posted about this a little on my blog too. It's hard to deal with but I promise it'll stop. Especially as you remain consistent in not tolerating the poor behaviors. I've been there & we are there again now although it's slowly getting better & I am a happier mom as I see my sweet daughter emerge the nightmare-ick one that's been her for a few weeks! Lock yourself & the baby in your room for a minute or so if it gets realbad. I resorted to that a few times last week and when I did I tearfully dropped to my knees feeling at the end of my rope
as a parent. And it has since been gradually improving. Good Luck! I know how frustrating it can be!

Team Hansen said...

He probably thinks his preschool teacher is now the boss and not you. I would tell him he is not going back to preschool if he does not behave at home.