Oct 23 2008

Behavior, Boy, School, Daycare, F*ck.

Published by at 12:24 pm under amy's head,daily,kids,random

Last week, Ethan did well in his 1st grade class at school, but had problems (mostly on the daycare bus) nearly every day at daycare. We’ve been dealing with behavior problems from Ethan, off and on, since the end of summer now.

On Tuesday, I got a call from the daycare that Ethan had some pretty serious incidents on the bus. Namely, he was licking the seatbelt, then he hit people with it, then he pulled a girl’s hair and pushed/pulled her down to the seat. Then as he was leaving the bus he kicked the glass on the front door, told everyone to shut up, and tried to punch the girl in the face. She brought her backpack up, so he didn’t hit her, but rather the backpack. While sitting in the office, he continued to tell people to shut up.

They called me and requested I pick him up immediately.

On Tuesday after the incident, James and I agreed that these issues had been going on too long and it was time we sought professional help in the form of a child therapist or psychologist.

Yesterday I got recommendations from our pediatrician, ruled them out because they weren’t in our network, researched some others IN our network, and submitted some initial paperwork to get us started.

This morning, the director of the daycare called and informed me that because of the dangerous nature of the incident on Tuesday, Ethan was no longer welcome to attend.

It’s a pretty emotional day… nay, week.

I will have more to say on this later, but for now, just wanted to get that down and see if it helped me carry on with my day any more.

– amy struggles along.

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One Response to “Behavior, Boy, School, Daycare, F*ck.”

  1. http://lindanapikoski.blogspot.com/on 23 Oct 2008 at 10:28 pm

    If there’s anything I can do to help… well, then I would love to do it.

    I know you must be so frustrated and sad. It all just seems like it *has* to be stemming from some insecurity. Can there be someone bullying him (maybe in a more subtle way than hitting) that you don’t know about? Can it be that he’s really struggling with reading or something? What was that blog entry you had a couple months back about realizing him wanting to do something himSELF, like writing a story, or something? I’m sorry I can’t remember exactly…

    Meanwhile, I beg you, I beseech you, I honest-to-god throw myself on the ground at your feet to proclaim in the name of all that is holy, PLEASE don’t let the “Professional” put him on drugs. Bad, bad, bad idea…don’t let someone tell you Ritalin or sertraline or any other crap can fix it. Young brain = mustn’t be chemically altered while it’s still developing and chemically altering itself.

    http://lindanapikoski.blogspot.com/s last blog post..A certain Senator demagogue …