My 5yrd granddaughter lives with us and recently her behavior has got really bad at school kicking, throwing chairs, biting, hitting the teacher. please help!
From: Betty, Clay City
Kicking, biting, throwing chairs....? These are off-the-bell-curve tantrums, that is, they are not behaviors typical to childhood.
You write that her behavior "recently" has gotten "really bad." I take that to mean it was always bad and recently has gotten worse. Has something happened to make them escalate, some event or stress that has caused anger, upset and/or disappointment? Did someone (a parent?) promise something (to visit?) and then not deliver? Has she been moved around? Is someone dying? Is her life chaotic? Unpredictable? Does she have difficulty meeting the social, behavioral or academic expectations of the classroom? Ask the teachers for insight or advice? Even if you are unhappy with the teachers, you need whatever help you can get to figure out what's going on for her, so don't dismiss what the school says.
The behaviors you are describing warrant a professional evaluation. Your pediatrician and school psychologist are two good starting points.
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