Jordan can't help doing the wrong things sometimes.
Yesterday, he got put on the red light of his class's traffic light. No recess Monday. It'll be at least the second time he's had his recess taken away.
I blame his super-outgoing personality, along with being a child. It's not really that big a deal, but I think it's time that he took control of some of his fidgeting when he's away. Since he can do it when he's with me, I know he can do it when he's not.
Shock and dismay accompanied the discovery that his teacher had phoned Mom and Dad to discuss his unwillingness to do things like not rock his chair back and not put his eraser and pencil in his mouth. Several times he's lost his balance in the chair, causing it to fall. He thinks it's funny. It gets him attention.
I see a future where he's the smart kid in class who's a cut-up, a little disruptive but smart enough not to get caught most of the time. I knew a few of those in high school. They were fun. I might have been one. Might have. Okay, I was. Jordan adds super athlete to the mix. I was also a super athlete, but I was into music and growing my hair long at the time, so I wasn't allowed to represent the school in sports.
So it's punishment and correction time for my little boy. I hate it, but he needs to know that I am concerned. Many times when he's goofing off, he misses something important. And while some of his antics are meant to impress his friends and make friends, he needs to learn better methods of friend-making.
Anyone got any advice on teaching such self-awareness issues?