There is an issue at my school with a student around 8 years of age cursing in Chinese and hitting other students. The child is verbally and physically abused at home. We can’t continue like this.
I have read about abused children and saw that there were a few good ideas out there, including creating a “calm down” area in the classroom, having feeling cards the child can place on the desk to show how he or she is feeling and thus express him or herself less disruptively, being very predictable in class routines…has anyone here tried these, and does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with this poor little guy? Thanks!