Today is my sons 4th day … First day went by good but Tuesday to this morning my son has been crying screaming kicking n slapping the teachers during drop off! Day 2 took 1 hour for the counselor to calm him down day 3 15minute but still physical Yesterday the counselor called me n told me to try the drop n go today in the morning.that the longer I stick around the harder it gets …but today she calls me n tells me again it took 1hour to calm him down …once his calm he acts like nothing happened …she also said he kicked her pretty hard n took him to the nurse office to calm him down and he slapped the nurse and the principal saw it.They say they will give it til middle of next week and will see where we go from there.we have been trying to get to the bottom of this since Tuesday not sure where this is coming from has anyone ever experienced this!? Any advise . PS day 36 sober stay strong
I know how you feel, my daughter has been diagnosed with DMDD which is a mood disorder, she lashes out at anyone or anything
I’m behavior therapist and work with children with autisim and see lots of tantrums. Its common for a 4 year that has a new routine to be upset. Trying setting up a visual schedule at home and letting them know what there day will look like. Do a reward system for going to school. First school then (whatever your child loves). There are many ways to go about it. You have to teach them how to deal with this feelings and not take it out on other people. Absolutely possible but can be challenging
Transitions are difficult for some children. The more you talk about what is expected to take place maybe it will help him deal with what’s yet to happen and I like the idea of a visual calendar. They sell them at Target in the $3 area. It has a magnet car and you move it along the track through each step/chore. Best of luck to you.
Thank you! All last week me n the school counselor had been talking each day and she said exactly the same thing.im soo thankful for her kindness n patience with my son.This week no more crying and we definitely rewarded him … he still can’t play video games for 3more weeks.Im just happy we got through this.
Thank you will look for one at target
@Yeska, glad to hear things are improving. It can be stressful for the wee ones, you have some great suggestions here for success. Rewards are always popular, as are talking thru the day. Extra hugs and snuggles are always good as well, plus a clean quick break saying goodbye.