I sent another email to Little B’s teacher yesterday, asking for something, ANYTHING about his progress (or lack thereof) with the behavior problems he was having at the start of the school year, status post our collaborative “PLAN”.
It went unanswered, once again.
But I did find two jewels in his backpack last night. Let me share them with you, dear readers…
Item No. 1: Sealed envelope labeled “To the Parents of…”
Contents: Disciplinary write up form, which basically said that the bus driver corrected Little B for hitting a little boy on the bus on the way home day before yesterday, and afterward, when he thought that she wasn’t looking, he kicked the little boy. One more referral to the office will result in a “bus suspension”.
Item No. 2: Memo to Little B’s teacher from the cafeteria manager (I think) outlining the events of yesterday morning, wherein Little B was separated from another little boy, because they were “fighting”. She put them in separate lines on opposite sides of the cafeteria. She continued to watch him once he was moved, and shortly thereafter he arbitrarily punched the kidstanding next to him in the stomach.
I’m furious…and I’m tired. I need some advice on what to do about my kid. He’s apparently growing into some sort of bully. And I won’t stand for it. But what do I do? I can’t be angry at him all the time, that’s only going to make it worse. I can’t be nice to him all the time, that will only make him think that everything’s okay. I did, of course, give him a stern talking-to last night, which was met with tears and a slight tantrum. He soooo wants to please people, which is why I seriously can’t understand why he continues to get into this type of trouble. How do you impart SELF-CONTROL on a 5 year old? You certainly can’t beat it into them, but I doubt you can simply love it into them either. I’ve seriously got to nip this thing in the bud before I give up entirely and ship him off to live with Angelina Jolie.
I’m at my wit’s end. The school is not offering any potential solutions, or even following through with “THE PLAN”. Of course, these two incidents were made known to the teacher and the principle after-the-fact, but still, there needs to be some consequence other than kicking him off the bus. Who does that hurt? Certainly not HIM.
Any advice would be appreciated. However, with all due respect, I don’t think that “This too shall pass” will do in this situation. Just keep that to yourself, because I’m so ticked off right now that I don’t care to look into the future and foresee how long it will take for this to simply “pass.” Ha!
Confession Thursday will be posted later today, after enough time has passed for me to blow off some steam and potentially write something ‘humorous’ and not ‘angry’, as I’m sure you would all prefer! 🙂
Thanks again for listening. And Angelina, go ahead and tell Brad to get ready for another one.
Frustrated and tired,