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Posted on March 15, 2015 11:42 pm
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JuNuBy
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Attention-Seeking Student
I have a co-worker who has a 2nd student who urinates in his pants to draw attention to himself. He comes from a home where his parents are not very supportive and he is not given a lot of attention. The teacher has gotten the counselor involved, but there has not been very much progress made. It has gotten to the point where it is happening several times a week. What can this teacher do to correct this behavior since there is no support from the parents and the boy is constantly seeking attention?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 17, 2015 4:09 am

HaXeSy
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I just recently experienced this with one of my second graders as well. Not only did I begin taking frequent bathroom breaks as a class, I also put in place a system for students to leave the classroom during centers by placing the bathroom pass on their desk and quietly excusing themselves. Furthermore, I personally spoke with the student and explained that he could use the bathroom at any time if it is an emergency without permission. We also, had a conversation about being a big boy and that this behavior is not for second graders.
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Solution 2
Posted March 16, 2015 12:40 am

aheGeG
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Replacing the attention seeking behavior with a more positive way for the student to receive attention could be a first step. Begin a positive reinforcement system where the student can gain attention and reward for not wetting his clothes. I bathroom schedule may be needed as well.
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Tamupy
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I agree that you need to replace the negative behavior with positive behavior. First the teacher should enlist the guidance counselors help to determine that there is not a more serious issue at home causing the attention seeking behavior. If no, then starting a reward system using attention as part of the reward system is a great idea. The teacher and the guidance counselor should determine what type of attention the student needs then it could be incorporated as parts of the reward system. It could be something as simple as reading the student a story or listening to him or her about their day.
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Solution 3
Posted September 28, 2015 11:34 pm

WuGusa
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The best way to deal with this situation is to be supportive with the student and try to give him what his parent's are not. If the student does something wrong show them that there is an issue in a positive light. It would be great for the counselor to give you tips to help you understand what are the best steps to take to remedy the situation.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2015 12:28 am

Holly Ebbert
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Allowing the student to use the bathroom whenever needed would be a good start. Although this behavior might not be for just attention it could be a medical problem that needs to be addressed with the parents. I would monitor how many times a day he needs o use the bathroom and remind him to use the bathroom often. This will allow for you to discuss further with the counselor to really figure out how to get the parents involved.
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Solution 5
Posted February 26, 2016 9:50 pm

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I would speak to the student and see what is going on with him. I would allow him to use the bathroom more often and create a signal for The student to let me know when he needed to go. Also I would focus on the positives traits of that student and compliment him. Finally, I would have him help me out around the classroom with various tasks.
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Solution 6
Posted October 4, 2016 10:18 pm

RyVeta
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talk!
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Solution 7
Posted October 6, 2018 5:39 am

yNeruj
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I agree that the student should have that conversation that they are older now and the behavior is not appropriate. I would also put in a place a reinforcement strategy. For each week that the student does not have an accident, they receive some type of reward.
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Solution 8
Posted October 4, 2015 7:00 pm

HaLyvy
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I would try and help the situation by giving the student a weekly incentive at the end of every week for eliminating the unwanted behavior. This may help to motivate the student to cut out the behavior.
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