Tiny has been attending Tiny Tots through the city's parks n' rec. He seems to enjoy it. Zulema picks him up every day, and he seems to go willingly and with a smile. It seems that just about every day we hear something about his behavior. Here are some of his offenses:
-He takes his shoes off.
-He won't stay in time out.
-He has been found partially nude.
-He pees at recess...On the playground.
Twice we have received "incident reports" from the teachers. I have had a phone conference once with a teacher. She said, "We don't want him out. We just want you to work at home on the same things we work on here." I assured her I do not encourage nudity and hitting at home, but I told her I would try my best to talk to him each day about his behavior before and after Tiny Tots.
Thursday I received a call from someone in the parks n' rec's office. This was an "official" call to talk about Tiny's behavior issues. She asked if I could attend Tiny Tots with him, and maybe this would help.
I couldn't help but laugh inside. This is the same technique I use in my classroom. I call the parent and ask them to come sit with their unruly child. We all know this cures the behavior for the day, but it does not change the child. I just listened to all the "expert" had to say while laughing still inside. I am an educator, a child care center owner, and above all a mother of four. On paper I should not be having this conversation, but here I am.
Long story short, my son is officially out of Tiny Tots. All of you moms out there that have children who have fallen victim to his terror are now burden free. Your child can go to Tiny Tots free of fear and without hesitation.
I'm still laughing inside.
Is this what the parents of my students are doing when I call? Are they blogging and laughing?
P.S. Tiny's behavior is angelic when compared to his brother's behavior at the age of three. Tiny is breath of fresh air. My calm...after the storm.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Posted by Sabra at 3:46 PM