Yesterday, on the drive home from school, Rose was once again discussing a little boy in her class who "gets really mad all the time."
She's mentioned him since school began. This little boy can't seem to control his temper... so much so that he frequently throws things and/or flips his desk in the middle of class.
I've been impressed with Rose's teacher so far. She told us at "Meet the Teacher" night that she uses Love and Logic for disciplining children in her class. Bless her heart, this child has challenged her patience since school began!
Apparently, during class yesterday, the boy disrupted class again by threatening to kill someone.
When the teacher asked him about it, he, in front of the entire class, very coldly announced that he would most certainly do it... and didn't care if he got in trouble for it.
Rose said he was then permanently removed from her class.
I'm still in shock over this! This is an 8 year old in a third grade class! I kept wondering, "What in the world sort of life has this child led to be this way?" or "Is it a psychiatric or neurological thing?" (Don't even get me started on what we feed our children.)
I've never been a fan of giving children drugs. In fact, sadly, it has been reported that some medications only make things worse.
There were many articles last week about the teen suicide problem getting worse and worse.
I don't know what to say or think about this 8 year old child who has scared the wits out of my daughter's 3rd grade class. I don't know what to say or think about kids killing themselves.
What do we do about this?
Just when we thought talking about sex with our children was scary enough...