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Our kindergartener doesn't like school.
Kelly Riverside
Every bit of success he has there will modify his attitude a little at a time. By “success,” I don’t mean just learning new pre-academic skills. I mean every time he has fun playing with another child, every time it is his turn to pour juice, every time his teacher says something like, “That’s a nice garage you’ve built there,” and so on. I’m sure his teacher is already trying to find ways to praise him when he is playing and working cooperatively—that is, not fighting or interfering with class activities. And you need to reinforce with him at home that fighting is not the way to make friends in school and help him learn to deal with frustration more constructively.
Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics in Child Development and Education