Starting kinder h.s. and peeing pants

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My son Tyler, 4, is starting kinder on the 23rd and has recently started peeing his pants. Not a lot, like it's pooling on the floor, but his shorts are wet, undies are wet sometimes. Is it a fear of starting school or just preoccupied right now? We picked up school books the other day and he cried the whole time saying he didn't want to go to school, he doesn't want to learn his alphabet/numbers, etc. He's excited for a new backpack and pencil box, even though he thinks the pencil box should be his lunch box, but otherwise he gets mad and upset every time we mention school. Has this happened to anyone else, is it just a phase?

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My 5 year old is so flippin smart... can read most sight words and can do up to 2nd grade math. But, he still wets his clothes.... its an ongoing thing... he will act potty trained for a month then ... but to pull ups.... just be patient.

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Tiffany - we're with Valley Oaks Charter out of Bakersfield. They give me all the curriculum for the whole year so I can plan ahead and work around our schedule if we have anything come up. We have a resource teacher that we meet with every 4 weeks to discuss what's been done and where we need some extra help. I signed up for a "learn to teach kinder" class next week with some of the kinder teachers at the school, I'm hoping they have some helpful tips for me!

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Natalie, what charter school are you in? I have my 6-yr old B/G twins in Connections Academy. We started K just before they turned 5. We just started 2nd grade. My daughter loves school, but my son, not so much. They are both doing well and I'm surprised because I didn't do much with them during the summer. I went ahead, too, and started them when I did because they would be at home with me. But even so, sometimes I wish I had waited another year to start K.

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Molly, we're using the california state curriculum through a charter school. He only peed for a few days and then quit. Now he's excited to start school everyday and can't wait to tell DH what he did each night at the dinner table. Must have just been a phase he went through.

Molly - posted on 08/27/2010

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maybe take some of the pressure off. 4 is young to start K. try looking into waldorf. do things at home he can help with. make play dough, take nature walks, do ART ART ART and some more ART. read stories, talk about the stories, act out the stories. All perfectly good learning tools for pre k and k. if you are sitting down to do School at home it sounds like it is going to backfire.

What curriculum are you planing on using? i suggest you look into enki, live education, oak meadows, or moving beyond the page. or even sonlights p4/5 program (the bible parts are easy to omit if you want it to be secular.)

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Michelle, I personally don't want him starting kinder this year, it's his daddy that does. Our oldest, Cole, missed the deadline by a few days so he had to wait, but Tyler is before the deadline. Since we're h.s.'ing we thought we'd try it and if he needs to stay back next year then we'll keep him back and advance when he's ready. He can't even write his name or i.d. all the letters/numbers yet.

Michelle - posted on 08/19/2010

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boys mature slower than girls. He might not be ready for school yet Neither of mine were ready until they were closer to six.

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