Children at school can be different to at home

@maximax8 (30121)
United Kingdom
October 28, 2009 3:06pm CST
I have a son who is disabled. He has spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is meant to wear gaiters which are things to straighten his legs. He has to stand up in those daily with someone holding on to him. I was amazed that he had his gaiters on and he did a firework painting. He did so well that I was delighted with him. He doesn't want to do painting at home. Does you child act the same at home as when they are at school? Does your child like painting?
11 responses
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
9 Nov 09
As a preschool teacher, I hear this all the time from parents. I have parents come in and ask me about what their kids like to do in my class and if they have the same interests at school. It usually turns out that the kids do more for me in the classroom than they do at home for the parents. I think it could just be the atmosphere of a classroom setting or just that they understand the authority of a teacher. It could also be just having peers their own age to share the activities with in the class. It's a good thing that your son enjoys painting at school. I've seen kids hate painting at school and at home. It's a good activity for kids.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
29 Oct 09
It is obvious that children are different in different surroundings or facing different situations. You are so lucky one and all we should be delighted with your son. When at school, learning with her classmates, he did a firework paintin perhaps he wants to prove that he is an independent person and talented in painting despite his disability. Wish your son success! Happy myLotting!
@jugsjugs (13038)
29 Oct 09
No my children act the same at home as they do in school.I have a son that never wants to go to school,so it is a struggle every day to get him ready to go there.When he is in school he is fine.He loves it when it comes to home time as he is first to get ready to come home.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I think that most children behave differently in schools and in the house. My kids when they were small were so attentive to what the teacher was saying but when we help them do their homeworks they are restless and always wanting to go out and play. Their attention span seems to be a lot shorter too. Perhaps they feel that the parents are a little tolerant, I'm not sure. Glad to know that your son loves painting inspite of his physical limitations. My kids love painting too and they love to post their finished works on the walls.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
29 Oct 09
Yes my child like painting. She is a good painter. As your son is disabled and like painting you should admit him in school. He will get their many friends and fill that he is a normal child like others. Psychologically he will be boost up.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I admire those with physical disabilities but can still do wonderful works like your son who can paint a wonderful painting. I think that my children are different in school than at home. At home, when I am not around, they are themselves. But when I am around, they tend to be so disciplined. But I can sense that they have something going on in school which is not happening at home.
• China
29 Oct 09
my son is 9 months old.But i think the school and the home are different,so the child will act in different places.just as we know painting is most children favourite game.
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
29 Oct 09
Hi,congrats maximax to you and your son.Well,this is the situation prevails with 90% of the kids and it's true in the case of my children also.I think some how they feel freedom in school probably they are in same age group and some discipline in house.we prefer to studies than other activities in house.This might be reason for not excelling their real talent in their interested fields.This we have to observe carefully.Have a nice time and happy mylotting.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Hi Maximax, You must be lucky to have your son, he has proven to be an independent person despite his disability. Just encourage him in whatever he's interested in and he will then be able to utilize his full potentials. My son doesn't show any interest in music and dancing at home, so I got the surprise of my life when I attended a school program in which he was one of the participants in a dance number. I was so proud watching him dance, I never though he can dance, and was good at it. On our way home I praised him and told him how good he was. He just flashed me a look that says "are you kidding?". I know he needs to build more confidence to be able to be proud of what he can do, so for now I just make him feel that he's appreciated.
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Of course kids are different in different environments. That's human nature. Perhaps the rules at school or home are different and that's why your child acts differently. I liked painting as a kid. Perhaps your kid doesn't and that's why he doesn't want to do it at home. At school, he's required to do it because it's part of his assignment.
• India
28 Oct 09
that explains how strong peer influence can be .at home its only the family whom they know will support them. but its others particularly teachers and peers to whom they look up to for real appreciation.that holds true for us too at office you might be quite serious a person but at home you might be a very jovial and happy go lucky types.