It turned out to be the Vice-Principal from my children's school informing me that my son was in the office for having punched and kicked another student! The Vice-Principal was very calm about the incident and did not lay blame on anyone, he simply wanted to inform me of what had happened.
I on the other hand was quite upset by the phone call and after giving it some thought decided I had best go to the school to talk to the Vice-Principal. Many thoughts were running through my mind as I drove to the school the foremost one being that I must be a terrible parent for my six year old son to behave in such a manner.
Kids learn behaviours from those people around them. My son has obviously not learned how to express his frustration and anger in appropriate ways. Do not get me wrong, I do not beat on my children and am not abusive towards them but I will admit that I can lose my patience with them and raise my voice.
I am somewhat at a loss of how to help my son deal with his temper. He does currently see a school counsellor who works with him and shows him strategies to help deal with his frustration. I just want my children to be healthy, well-rounded individuals who will grow up to be successful adults in all aspects of their lives!
Thought of the day: Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?
Quote of the day: It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.- Frederick Douglass