This is my first post here, so Hi all... I have a 5 year old that just started kindergarten, and I am getting REALLY tired of being called by the principal all the time about his behavior. I KNOW he has problems... I highly suspect he has ADHD and I wonder about ODD and maybe a sensory issue as well. DS was delayed in speech, and still is, and we have a family history of those behavior problems as well. By now we have set things into motion: The school psychologist is going to observe him in the classroom and attend his ARD meeting early next month. I'm on a waiting list to get an appointment with the local children's hospitals department of psychiatric services. I've also started filling out the paper work for him to go to a study center that looks really good. To top it off, I've been in almost daily communication with the school about my efforts, their efforts, and about my son in general. We all are working on it, because clearly my son has some problems... BUT.... I'm wondering if he really needs to be sent down to the office THIS MUCH. The teacher knows that he has some problems, but is sending him to the principal ALL the time. The first few times it was hallway behavior... not standing in line "correctly" or talking in the hall (Keep in mind this is his first year of school in Kindergarten and we are five weeks in). One time is was for biting... OK, that I get. Today it was for screaming in class. Again, I'm wondering if it really warranted a trip to the office. Since we know he has some issues and we have gotten the ball rolling on getting him professional help, I'm not sure how it is helping to have him go to the office every day, especially with some of the issues just not seeming like that are THAT big of a deal. My mom, who is a retired teacher and taught for 30 years, said if she had kept on sending the same student to the office for poor hallway behavior, she would have been told to stop and get control of her class. His teacher has 23 kindergarteners and no aide, so I don't doubt she has her hands full... but still. Does anyone else see this as excessive? I hate to say it, but I'm close to asking him to switch to an intergrated classroom, if they have such a thing, where there may be more than one teacher. Also, I've ordered "The Expolsive Child", and I can't WAIT till it arrives because based on the reviews it sounds exactly like my son. In the mean time though, I have no idea what else to do other than wait for professional help. I'm also at a loss as to how to "punish" him, since nothing seems to work, and neither do rewards.