We have a lovely 7 year old, absolutely a little darling at home, loving and considerate, but just go somewhere public or send her to school.....it's like letting out the gremlins after dark. We sent her to a kindergarten where she was placed in a group of kids in the s ... [More] ame age category...she thrived on disrupting the group and quite often chose to be on her own doing her opwn thing while the group engaged in group activity. She enjoys dancing and wants all the attention to be focused on her, like at the school play she's not shy when the other kids were given the mike to sing a song or recite a poem she wanted to take over the show. She wopuld often get sent home for fighting with other kids including boys and older kids when she could not get her own way. She is also a stunning little blond ble eyed bombshell and often teased thats shes ugly to which she responds with either aggression or crying and screaming. When she was six she was placed in the kindergarten class with lots of play time and group learning activities and constantly had behavioural problems not listening to the teacher disrupting the class and fighting with other kids. We thought that perhaps that it was that particular school environment that was the main problem. We then sent her to another school, the first few months were tough, she'd often disrupt the class with sceaming fits and climbing under the desk disrupting other kids. She started grade two and it seemed at first that she had outgrown the problems, everday before goint to school we would tell her now do not fight listen to your teacher do not run and play in the water, etc., We communicate with the teacher on a regular basis so that we can work together to resolve the problem. The teacher has reserved a desk for her right in the front of the class room which seemed to work ok that was until we went away on holiday over December, we have now got another note from the teacher to say her beaviour is becoming too disruptive and unbearable. She often does not want to finish her school work in class and often gets extra homework. She can read write and speak in two languages and loves to paint with water paints and watch Hannah Montanna, at one stage during kindergarten she even changed her name to Barbie and would not respond to her real name. We took her to two psycholgists both say she's a normal child who knows what she wants and possibly a bit mentally advanced for her age. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions because it is not an option to keep moving her to a new school soon no one will accept her. We have even considered private individual home tuition but tht is just too costly and does not seem right to deprive her of the company of other kids. Does anyone have any advice?...we really need some serious help!
It appears as if your daughter does not understand "social skills". When our child was having extreme difficulty in this area, we hired an art therapist to help our child. This therapist arrived at school about a half hour before recess - she would instruct about a specific social skill (often using puppets, etc.), observe the child during recess and then debrief after recess. This continued for about a half year (wished we had kept it up for much longer even though it was costly). I don't know if your school district has this service (ours did but there was a long waiting list so we got permission to hire outside help) but it certainly was worth it. Just a suggestion ....
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