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25 Feb 2004

Sudden behaviour change in my 6 year old CONCERNED
Hi I am having a problem with my 5 year, going on 6 year old. He suddenly started misbehaving at school. He is in Grade 0. According to the teacher he throws things around in class. Grabs toys from the other kids and when the teacher gives him a talking to he listens for a while then goes right back to doing the samething. He plays very rough with his friends. When she give him something to do like colour in, then he does it very untidley, it's like his races to finish his work and other days he gives her very neat work. He has a older sister aged 13 and he irrates her for example He takes away her school book, throws it on the floor and refuses to pick it up. There has been no change in our family life and I don't know why he is acting like this. He gets all the attention he needs. Please can you help.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mrs JJ,
I agree that it's puzzling why his behaviour should change like this, with no other noticeable changes in is life to help explain it. Does his teacher know of anything that has changed for him at school ? Seeing a child psychologist or counsellor might help, in assesing what's getting him riled up. let's see if other parents among our readers have some suggestions, arosing from their own experiences.
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