improve son's attitude

Indonesia
January 7, 2012 5:59am CST
I just take my son's school report for this term. He again has high grade and among top three in his class of primary school,however again he still has same problem on attitude. His attitude score is only C and need further improvement according his teacher. He always fight with his friends about almost anything and he seems over confident about academic, he always captured ever lesson faster than others but always teasing his friends in the class. Understand smart kid is always has this kind of problem aand he is still 8 years old but I need to improve his attitude more otherwise the problem will become bigger and unable to control by parents and his teachers. What do you think? Do you have any recommendation on starting points? Should I talk to him and implement serious action?
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4 responses
• United States
9 Jan 12
A c is not so bad, but he could do better.About the teasing boys are just being boys. Nothing to worry about.
• Indonesia
13 Jan 12
Well, C is consider not good since the class average is B…meaning something wrong with my son attitude, even though he shown great result on academic but need to improve on this attitude problem..you are right, actually we do not need to worry so much since smart boys is always behave like that..as long as not so many complain from other students parents which always happened this time around…have a nice day and happy mylotting..
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
At the age of 8 it is not unusual to behave like that. Maybe he's just letting off some steam and soon will be back to normal, proper behavior. He would not be that forgetful to remember his past actions so I think if he grow a little older he will realize what he did without being reminded by someone else. If his behavior reach the ceiling, that can be the time to talk him about it.
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• Indonesia
13 Jan 12
Well, you are right.. I think one of the main problem is he always playing alone at home since we live in housing that no children having same age with him.. So many times he playing with the older boys and he has higher confident level and more knowledge compare than his classroom mates. This maybe the biggest problem of him, however he is not really having much playing time at home since he only going back to home around 4.00PM..but still worth to thinking of as one of the problem…really appreciate your response..
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
7 Jan 12
I think maybe sit him down and have a real man to woman talk, and explain to him how the world works and how people should treat each other, and what is in store for him and what he can achieve by having a better attitude, tell him how proud you are of him and how a good attitude in life can win him many good friends, I hope a good talking can help him because it is a big world out there and an attitude can make or break a person... Good luck....
• Indonesia
13 Jan 12
Well, you have good points.. I have observed that my son really glad if he treated as adult.. However, I have done this tactic previously and every time he always promised will change but again he repeat to doing it over and over again. Understand children need sometimes to grown up and treated like adult, maybe I will still discuss with him and playing punishment and rewards strategy.. I will give him target to improve attitude for upcoming semester otherwise he won’t get toys as a rewards…appreciate your response and have a good day
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
an eight year old is old enough to understand what you are to say. you have to do it lightly but seriously. it can be like presenting a scenario with a different child but with a situation like his, or if you see a child with a difficult attitude then you can something about it explaining to him the consequences of the actions and why they are bad. smart kids always have the tendency not to accept opinions or advices so it can be taken by reverse. good luck to you!
• Indonesia
13 Jan 12
Well, I agree with you…this something difficult to talk with children, they unable to absorb all of what we trying to say. .the problem is sometimes they tend to more absorb what their friends says rather than their parents..This will generate problem in future while we always try to keep him busy and make enough activities outside the school…I hope he can improve his attitude in his school or outside rather than always has complain from his school every time.. Appreciate your response anyway..