BUT his teachers say he cries on and off all morning for reasons they usually can't decipher (he's really sensitive and easily frustrated) and when they try to calm him down he lashes out and hits and kicks them. He'll also lash out if any of the kids get near him when he's upset- he won't go after them but if they approach him when he's upset he gets violent.
As I said DS is very sensitive and easily frustrated, so very temperamental- the ways that we calm him at home aren't transferable to school where the teachers have other kids also needing their attention. And sometimes he just can't be calmed- we just wait for it to blow over. A lot of the time the things that work to calm other kids escalate things for DS. So... Yeah.
I've talked to his teachers about this - and maybe they expected him to get better as time goes on but he isn't. I've arrived to pick him up sometimes and found him crying with no one really attending to him and I don't like it. But at the same time I don't want him hitting the teachers! They keep writing in his daily reports that this is happening and I kind of feel like I'm expected to fix it... Or something? I'm also kind of sad that DS is "that kid"- as a teacher I know that there are favorites and also kids that they don't like much. 😟DS is that kid who is unpleasant and difficult to deal with. I'm just sad that this might mean less positive attention for him.
I just don't know what to do or how to navigate this situation. Any advice?