I also posted this under 'Toddlers'
I had an interesting convo with my son's pre-k teacher this morning.
He recently turned 4 (less than 3 weeks ago) and she mentioned that he is having a hard time following directions and sitting still for longer than 20 (which is what he should be able to do). He doesn't want to do the activities and he is very vocal about not wanting to do something - which is a total shift in his personality.
Additionally, she said that he is on overdrive from the time he gets in the classroom until naptime when he just crashes.
I know preschool is a huge transitional period for any child and with him being a "new 4", I try not to stress too much because there are certain things he will just get better at as he ages (i.e., listening to the teacher). But now she's saying that if the situation continues on for an extended periods of time, then the state will have to get involved and assess. I don't want to jump to the conclusion of someone saying my son may have a "problem"; I just sum it up to him being 4. Besides there are 14 boys in his classroom and he isn't the only one having to adjust to this.
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any tips or recommendations on what I can do with him to improve this?