My five-year-old son will be six in August. It's been a rollercoaster ride since he's been two. I'm feeling lost and failed as a parent. Me and his father are divorced since he's been two and we keep a straight line raising him separate. I can say we both love and support him.
He's been in speech therapy since age two, by three he was still not talking clear. I moved forward with professional help, being concerned that he may have autism. I went through all the testing and came back no signs of it just a receptive, expressive speech delay.
He started kindergarten this year full time, doing his academics in the morning with his special teacher, going to lunch, then joining his general kindergarten class to finish the day.
He's been responding well to the routine and made intermittent improvements with his speech. Unfortunately, the last month his behavior declined sufficiently.
My son feeds on bad attention. No matter how much I redirect him or his teachers, he feels no remorse and continues to repeat these bad actions. He runs around the classroom, has a hard time sitting in his seat, lately has been hitting students and teachers, something he never did at home.
I'm constantly having the same conversations with him and repeatedly going back to disruptive behavior at school. I don't let him get away with this behavior but he's pushing it hard at school.
It's one thing after another, I just can't catch a break. I'm moving on to professional help and I pray the outcome is right for my child.
I just can't understand why he loves to misbehave. Is this normal?