Henry is having some behavior issues. I know this is pretty normal for an active three-year-old boy, but he is having problems in school. Today was a particularly bad day. He had to go sit in the director's office for a bit. One of the teachers told me that they felt like one of them had to stay with H and be one-on-one with him and that left the other teacher to deal with all of the other kids. He is openly defiant and doesn't respond to consequences.
They know I know this. He is like this at home. I am pretty consistent and do the time out thing and I can, with time and effort and endless patience (sometimes), get him to do what I need him to do.
He is also really fine sometimes. If we go to a playground, he is usually pretty good. He is very active and loves to climb. He is a little handsy at times, but if I put him in time out at the playground he will stay in time out and usually be a bit better afterward.
The thing is, he has biological relatives who have some serious behavioral issues. Some of this stuff must be genetic. I am a little afraid.
I don't want him to get kicked out of school. I don't want him to have no friends.
Today I am worried. I left a voice mail to my old therapist to get some advice. I really, sincerely hope he grows out of this, but I am concerned.
He can be so wonderful sometimes. And he's adorable. Why can't he just listen a little bit?