This is a difficult question to answer. Your son is a bit 'old' to still be having tantrums. At times he seems to want to go to school and at other times fights against going.This does not seem to be due to separation anxiety. He could well be mimicking the behaviour of the other children at his school who are having tantrums there.As you say it probably will not help to use the time out method or star chart.It may be best to get him to make one good friend at his school. Invite this friend to your home, so that your son can get used to playing with him and be keen to see him at school every day.
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