I too am having the same problems with my 5 yr old. just turned in august. i spoke to a school psychiatrist today and she said maybe we started too soon and they are just not ready for the structured environment yet. My son is in full day kindergarten 6 1/2 hours is long day for a 5 yr old. I am also looking for suggestions. Sounds like we have the same son
Perhaps the half day would work better for your Boy he started daycare very young and it is possible he would benefit from being with you more ,you may find after a while he improves. Does he do sports and Games, is Dad involved in playing games with him,His behavior seems as if he is acting out , maybe some positive attention would be good idea and focus on the positive side of his behavior.
He is involved with soccer. Dad is very involved and we aren't having problems with him at home. I did consider half day. The only reason we allowed him to go all day is because he has been in preschool/daycare environment all day prior to K. He doesn't have trouble with other kids outside of K. He doesn't have trouble with the kids in his class outside of school. Im baffled! The other problem I have is that the school isn't working with me to find out why this is happening at school. They just recommend that he either not go or go half day. I'm actually afraid to send him at times. What's really going on at school in my childs eyes? I feel he gets blamed because he has been in trouble before, so its automatic. No adult in the school ever sees anything he does. They admit to that, they just know he did it. I don't want him to hate school or have a negative experience from it. Part of me just wants to pull him out. I feel that its a disadvantage to him because it doesn't affect his schoolwork and academically he's ready. He doesn't match any add symptoms or other behaviors because it is consistent in one setting only. I worry about my boy.