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    Hi all,
    I'm not sure how to approach this issue. My son is in prep, he has mentioned in the past about a boy who he is sometimes friends with, but who also can be mean to him.
    I've just told him to play with whoever is nice to him. I'll call the boy X.
    Anyway this boy now sits next to my son and my son said "X makes me get into trouble, he tells me to do things to get in trouble". Apparently X told my son to rip a story book during reading time, which my son did and got into trouble. My son is 5, so still needs to learn to say no.

    I don't want to be one of those parents that tells the teacher I don't think my son should sit next to X but I don't want my son to be anxious about sitting next to someone who is trying to get him into trouble.

    Your thoughts?
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    I'm a teacher and my advice is to communicate with the teacher. You won't come across annoying, but things happen in our classes without us knowing sometimes and it's helpful when parents are honest.

    It's ok to ask for a bit of separation between X and your son. You can also frame it to see if the teacher can help guide your son make the correct decision or the teacher may even have an insight into your son that you're not aware of.

    Kids spend a large portion of their day at school and I'm a big advocate for honesty between school and home

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    Thanks. I might speak to the teacher after school today.

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    Talk to the teacher about your concerns. She might not know

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    My girlfriend had a similar experience with her son at Kindy last year, she had a word with the teacher and just told her her son was becoming anxious sitting next to this kid and just asked if he could be moved, the teacher who acknowledged the other boy was a bit of a trouble maker was great and said definitely and she moved them
    I think talk to your teacher as she may even be aware of it but doesn't know your son is as worried as he is

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    I agree talk to the teacher but also talk to your son. This is a good age for him to learn to say no and develop confidence. Just because someone asks him to do something doesnt mean he has to do it. Next time it may be another kid in the play ground asking him to do something naughty.

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    Agree I am a teacher and I am more than happy for a parent to inform me of her concerns. I would definitely do anything that would support each child in my class.


 

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