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HI again, thanks for the details. 25 k-garten kids to two adults actually sounds like a lot to me, but I think we are spoiled in VT! It depends on the kids I think. I agree with mama nancy that all behavior has a purpose. kids are not poorly behaved for no reason at all. Teachers, too, will often state that they cannot identify what causes the behavior, that it comes 'out of the blue,' but I've also found that if one observes closely, there is always a reason, even if that reason can't be observed. An example is a child that is very sensitive to sensory stimulation--no one on the outside can tell that the noise level or bright lights are sending him 'over the edge' but suddenly he reaches his threshold and strikes out. I'm not saying that is the issue with your child, but just an example. You mentioned a seizure disorder and the meds. Have you talked to the dr. about the behavior?
It might make sense to have someone independent observe in the classroom with the goal of identifying what happens before the aggression (guessing that your child might not do it if you are there). Chat with him and see if he can figure out what's going on for him. You could even play out the scene with dolls to have him show what's happening during an event where he is aggressive.
I know how much heartache these things bring when they are going on. PLease keep us posted and let us know how it's going!
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