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7 year old's disruptive behaviour in school - what can I do?
gemb Posts: 4Member Listener
edited January 9 in Ask an educational psychologist - This category is now closed
I really hope you can help as I'm really struggling with my seven year old daughter. Since she started school 2 and a half years ago I've been repeatedly called in at the end of the day up to 15 times a month to be informed of her disruptive behaviour. She struggles to sit still in class at a table or on the carpet and always appears not to be listening but yet I'm told she is very intelligent and the teachers are amazed that she ever learns new things as they feel she is never paying attention. When she gets told off she becomes more disruptive and does not follow any of the schools rules regarding listening and sitting quietly. The school feel that she may grow out of it so they are reluctant to do anything about it but I'm concerned as I'm a teaching assistant in another school and I don't want her to be left struggling. Out of school she doesn't see dangers like other children, she doesn't cope with change and finds it very hard to control herself. Please can you offer me some advice as I don't know which way to turn.