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Please translate this tactful statement for me........don't hold back

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goonIcantakeit Fri 12-Jul-13 17:28:19

"Ds2 loves to voice his opinion and share his news with others. he is beginning to listen with a little more patience to what others say".

pre-emptive blush emoticon......
This is his year 2 report.

Trills Fri 12-Jul-13 17:29:59

Loud. Talks over people. Interrupts. Doesn't shut up.

But getting better.

goonIcantakeit Fri 12-Jul-13 17:35:43

thought so.........

glowing report otherwise.

Not sure how to go about this: am I too close? is it best to ask for a meeting next term and ask the teachers to help him work on this?

Do teachers have expertise in helping children overcome these problems?

WipsGlitter Fri 12-Jul-13 17:40:35

Does he do it at home? Is he an interuuptor? I don't think you need to meet with the teacher. Just chat it through with him.

Dackyduddles Fri 12-Jul-13 17:41:49

Gobby lil shite?

Panzee Fri 12-Jul-13 17:42:16

Nah, they will sort it. Lots of speaking and listening practice, talking partners, debates, talking sticks and that. His voice and opinions will be a huge asset as he grows up, no need to rein it in too much. smile

AuntieStella Fri 12-Jul-13 17:48:16

I think it means "used to jabber non-stop, but is learning to take turns".

One of my DC was rather like this. It's OK at this age, as long as they have started to let others get a word in edge ways. It's not an area that was even remarked on by end year 4.

BeyonceCastle Fri 12-Jul-13 18:04:12

What Trills said. grin
But he is only year two.
The teacher who wrote that needs flowers for her diplomacy though.

Ferguson Fri 12-Jul-13 18:13:16

Agree with others, but hardly any need to discuss with him - if he has siblings, or friends rounds, just praise him when he does the CORRECT thing.

It's better too chatty than be totally silent, which some children are!

Hopefully his 'chat' is correct and relevant?

OddBoots Fri 12-Jul-13 18:19:48

If he is Y2 then you could show him the report and gently talk about what it means, you could do it in a positive way as he is showing improvement.

tutington Fri 12-Jul-13 18:24:22

Our teacher was a bit more clear smile This was the only negative of the report:

'She does, occasionally, need reminding to stop talking and listen on the carpet'.

tutington Fri 12-Jul-13 18:24:54

ps. Reception child smile

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Fri 12-Jul-13 18:32:22

Yep what trills said smile

One of mine got 'had a strong sense of right and wrong' aka bossy little madam who nags everyone and thinks she know best grin

goonIcantakeit Fri 12-Jul-13 19:46:28

liking the "getting better" bit......

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 12-Jul-13 19:56:54


We got "has a very good

FrauMoose Fri 12-Jul-13 20:02:36

I imagine if you want to work on the issues, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to do this at home. I don't think learning to listen in classroom situations comes instinctively to small talkative children, but the teacher sounds happy that things are moving in the right direction.

Essentially I'd chill.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Fri 12-Jul-13 20:03:59

At Year 2 this is very common with confident, clever children. Thay have learnt that they have usually got something 'better' to say than others, so might not listen to everyone, or just want everyone to listen to them giving what they perceive to be the 'right' answer. Later on they realise that this is a) not very tactful b) not very fair and c) means you miss out on interesting insights from other children, in your intellectual league or not.

Your teacher has put that well, I would give them extra wine next week!

Chocotrekkie Fri 12-Jul-13 20:07:40

Parents night she was described as "fire-y". Think it's code for stroppy madam.

Wafflenose Fri 12-Jul-13 20:14:41

Loud, but getting better.

My DD2 (Reception) got lots of "incredibly creative", "imaginative", "artistic" etc... ie "lives on a different planet"!

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 12-Jul-13 20:37:53

Bollocks, didn't realise only half my comment had posted hmm blush

A comment in PFB's report saying he has very good grasp on rules and takes care to obey them ... and make sure everyone else does too. In other words, pedantic bossyboots and telltale.

JemimaMuddledUp Fri 12-Jul-13 20:42:04

Tee-hee grin

DD's Yr1 report gave "learning to respect other people's opinions" as a target. They seem to have cracked it though as her Yr2 report today says she has "made progress in seeing things from other people's points of view".

She still tells her big brothers they are wrong at every opportunity though.

JewelFairies Fri 12-Jul-13 20:51:29

My dd's reception report said 'x has a strong sense of self'
I read it as 'stubborn as a mule' grin

JewelFairies Fri 12-Jul-13 20:53:10

Wafflenose My dd had the 'creative' etc as well and I read that as 'away with the fairies' grin

Lizzylou Fri 12-Jul-13 21:03:08

Goon, my yr2 ds2 gad mych the same. An improvement here at least!
Head also said he was a "delightful boy" which I am clinging onto concentrating on.
Ds1 also got chatty mentioned in an otherwise good report.
Same as mybokd reports basically grin

Lizzylou Fri 12-Jul-13 21:03:42

gad mych? got much.

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