Question: kindergardener behavior issues

My son turned 5 in July. He is a peaceful child , friendly but flat out refuses to do the work at school. When he chooses to do it, he is fine but, when he doesn't, he flat out refuses to the teacher but, passive aggressive. He is not nasty to the teacher. How do I handle this? He does his homework very eagerly.....


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cmccarthy writes:
Sometimes young children will resist doing work because they don't understand the task or directions and they don't want to fail. I would explore that possibility with his teacher first. If he does understand, but still refuses to do required work then he should have to face some kind of consequence, like missing a favorite activity center, to complete the work.
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kishkogirl writes:
I punish my children and I take TV privileges away or I would take away their most valuable toys until they learn how to behave with the teacher, politely.
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