I have a 5 year old daughter who seems immature compared to the other kids in her kindergarten class. She gets upset quickly and cries easily (when she does not get what she wants or have things her way) . She does not try to be part of the group, but seems pretty okay just being herself and doing her own thing. Out of school she is as sweet as can be. The only problem we have with her, is that we have to tell her more than once, twice or sometime three times to do something. When she gets timeout, she will forget that she was sent to her room for being in trouble and plays happily by herself. I have even spanked her out of desperation, but that broke both of our hearts. All she wanted was for me to hold her and tell her that I love her and kiss it better. They use a green/yellow/red card system at school. Since school started in August, she has brought home about 4 reds cards with notes from her teacher. She hardly ever gets a green card. According to the notes, she does not follow directions well, does not listen and disrupts the class with her crying spells and tantrums (usually when she is told to do something that she does not want to do or when she is not ready to put away what she is busy with). When I ask her why she got a yellow or red card, she usually cannot remember. It is as if she is in her own little world, moving around at her own pace and does not conform to the rules at school. She talks a lot too according to her teacher. When I talk to her about these issues, she does not seem to comprehend. I have had two calls from her teacher and she is now consulting the school counselor. I have an appointment with the school counselor tomorrow. It's a hard to look at this objectively. I don't know if I am not disciplining her enough, but neither timeout nor spanking seems to work. We have even taken priviledges away from her, like her bedtime story and song, but that does not bother her anymore - she has gotten used to it. The only other explanation that would makes sense, is that she is emotionally not ready for kindergarten. I should mention here that she is physically smaller than 95% of the kids in her grade and I have seen other kids her age trying to boss her around because she is smaller. Any advice is welcome.