My son is now nearing the end of his second term in kindy.
At the very start he had trouble adjusting, he previously attended the same childcare from the age of 1 up until he was able to properly start pre-school.. So he didn't take too well to a new environment, different children and different 'workers'.
Everytime I picked him up there was always something to tell me he was doing wrong; not putting his shoes on, not following instructions, trying to run away, not sharing etc.
Over time he started to look forward to going to kindy and it seemed the complaints had quieted down, or were happening once every 2 weeks as opposed to every second day.
Lately the continuous complaints have started again.. And it's always my son runs around the kindy without shoes or a t-shirt/jumper on (runs around in a singlet) and refuses to put these things back on, mainly shoes.
I have tried everything I can at home.. I've tried talking to him about it, positive reinforcement, punishment (taking away toys or the iPad) but it keeps happening. He promises me he'll be good but the teachers always have something negative to tell me when I pick him up. I worry the whole time he is at kindy that he is doing something wrong.
He has close friends and positive experiences at kindy which he comes home and talks about with us. He looks forward to kindy and wants to go when he can't.
Today I received a 'Occupational Therapy' report on him, which was filled with negative comments basically overall stating that my son will only engage, follow instructions and pay attention when it's things he enjoys and harms others or acts out when he doesn't get his own way when he doesn't enjoy an activity.
I wish to be able to go a whole week without negative feedback.. I would love to hear how great he's been and how much of a great kid they think he is, but I only receive negative feedback
I have made an appointment with my local GP for tomorrow and am looking into early intervention with a disability service as to what services I can receive for help.
Any thoughts or advice? I am stressed about this. He will only have a few months left until school when his baby sister is born, and I don't want him to be the trouble maker in class.. I want the kindy to know and see him for the loving, affectionate, engaging and happy child that he is when he is at home!