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Posted on October 10, 2017 1:55 am
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SeQeLy
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Crying in the classroom
In a kindergarten classroom, one boy cries very often. He cries upon arrival and transitioning through the morning. He does not cry during centers, but when it is time to do CVC words at the carpet or table work he cries. I feel it is a means of escape or attention but the co-teacher will baby him into compliance. What could be done?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 13, 2017 2:00 am

Xaparu
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This sounds like to me he cries because he wants to escape a certain situation or get attention. This is a behavior that is really hard to break. I would not give in because hopefully he will get over it. At home he probably does the same thing and his parents give in to him. If it becomes a huge problem I would have a teacher parent conference with his parents to see what they think you should do.
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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2017 1:11 pm

pehuby
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It sounds as though he is looking for attention and the teacher is giving into it! I would stop babying him every time he cries. The first few times that you do this will be rough but after a while, the child will stop behaving this way when he realizes no one is going to baby him anymore.
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Posted October 15, 2017 7:33 pm

yheGeS
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This is something that is definitely distracting inside the classroom, however this is probably something the student is doing at home as well. I would get ahold of the parents and hold a meeting with the student, and go from there.
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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2017 12:36 am

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It seems like the student is crying for attention because he knows that the co-teacher is going to "baby" him. This is giving the student attention just like he wanted. Considering the crying only happens at certain parts of the day. I would try to contact the parent and possibly bring them in for a conference to discuss this issue.
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Solution 5
Posted November 8, 2017 10:37 pm

GyPame
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It is definitely a means of escape. He is obviously struggling when it comes to school work. Since he cries when it is time to do CVC words, that makes me think he may have a reading disability. It would probably be beneficial to look into the root of the academic issue before assuming he wants attention.
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Solution 6
Posted October 17, 2017 12:58 am

zuMyJe
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I would alert the parents of the situation and talk with them and contact the schools guidance counselors.
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Solution 7
Posted October 15, 2017 9:16 pm

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Keep trying to get him to do the work and talk to the parents about his crying.
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