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Anonymous said...

Hello,

My almost 5 year old daughter has been having trouble in her preschool classroom for the past 3 weeks. She has been asked to leave school 4 times over 3 weeks. She has been hitting/kicking peers, hitting/kicking teachers, and tearing apart the center directors office when they have removed her from the classroom.

At home, she is the sweetest kid. She never raises a finger to her 2 year old brother or neighborhood children. She will sometimes be defiant, but nothing I've ever worried about.

She is shy and tends to be quiet with new people, but warms up after some time. However, when she is misbehaving, she won't really talk to her dad or myself about what might have triggered her behavior. She also won't tell people why she is agtry frustrated so that they might be able to diffuse the situation before it escalates to hitting.

She is in preschool at our daycare center 5 days a week. There is one child in the class diagnosed with ODD. I think maybe my daughter is copying..but still no excuse for hitting her peers.

We've tried timeouts, but she gets so upset I think we lose the point of why she is in timeout. Rewards system worked for a while, but seems to have petered out (ping pong balls for good behavoirs, lose balls for bad behavoirs, certain # balls = prize).

Not sure what to do. Don't want her to get kicked out of preschool. She is very loving at home & wish school could see what I see at home. I just wish she would talk to us so we could help.

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