This is sort of off course, but since there's so many friendly people here at the FORT, I thought I'd give it a stab and see if someone has a similar dilemma. Anyone out there with a young son that has trouble in school behaviorally? My son is 7 and seems to enjoy being the center of attention and class clown. He talks all the time, rushes through his work and makes careless mistakes so he can get to the fun stuff, doesn't follow directions, is highly disorganized and forgetful BUT he has the heart of gold and is very kind to his friends and teachers and really tries very hard to please. He is very smart and good at a lot of different things.
I am beginning to be very worried about him because I don't want him to "dislike" school or have poor self esteem if he's getting in trouble all the time. I also have a very hard time knowing the right thing to do when he comes home from school with all these notes. If he's making A's and B's, but his conduct is a "U", how do I punish him, do I punish him, etc. for "talking too much"? I feel like I have tried every trick in the book to get him to see the light
I didn't have a lot of parental guidance growing up so I feel sort of like I'm blind leading the blind as a parent. A lot of the time I find myself wondering if this is just typical of boys, or is my child "the kid that's going to spend a lot of time at the principal's office".
Anybody else that can relate?