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silly behavior in year ds

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appleorange Tue 21-Jun-11 12:21:51

My ds(6) in year 1, has started mucking about at school. Nothing serious, just chatting when supposed to be quiet and being a bit silly when supposed to be getting on with work. Teacher has told me because this is out of character for him. He is normally well behaved and cooperative. I have told him off and banned favourite toy, but he was still being silly the following day. How can i stop this before it gets worse?

Madlizzy Tue 21-Jun-11 12:23:14

It's up to the teacher whilst he's at school to try and engage his interest. yes, you talk to him at home about how to behave whilst in school, but you can't stick with him. Is he sitting next to someone that he chats to?

appleorange Tue 21-Jun-11 12:39:02

I think that is the problem. He has recently become more friendly with a couple of the boys who often get told off. I am not blaming them though - he knows better.

Madlizzy Tue 21-Jun-11 12:40:05

He's only 6 though, so is still learning how to behave sociably and at school. Ask that the teacher separates these boys and that she will also practice positive reinforcement.

appleorange Tue 21-Jun-11 12:43:36

so do you think i should tell him off at home?

Madlizzy Tue 21-Jun-11 14:46:19

I think rather than tell him off, talk about the behaviour and how he can find ways of not being daft. I think you and the teacher need to get together to find a strategy on this, and separating the ones who tend to be silly together should help. Also, if he's being punished in school, then there's no need to punish him again, as the moment has passed.

bitsyandbetty Tue 21-Jun-11 19:04:29

I have just had the same with my DD (6). I asked her to think about the effect her behaviour had on those it affected. I did not tell her off and just stopped short of 'I am disappointed', always a killer guilt throw. I certainly would discuss it, I would not leave it all to the school.

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