Nicky - posted on 09/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My stubborn, spoiled rotten 4 yr old boy just started pre-k one week ago tomorrow. Everyday when we are leaving the house he tells me he doesnt want to go to school and he will miss me (it breaks my heart). When we get to school I sign him in and he signs him self in on the childrens board and puts his name on the happy or sad face, whichever he is feeling that day( he always picks happy even though to me he looks anything but happy) Then he picks a book and he goes and sits on his mat and i read him a book or 3..lol Then by this time im already late for work(thank god for an understanding boss) When I tell him to give me a kiss and hug because I have to go to work he tells me not to leave him cause he doesnt like it when im not there, and then one of the 3 teachers sits with him as I leave. It breaks my heart as im leaving he is crying for me :( Ever since the first day he refuses to eat breakfast or lunch in school. He just recently started to drink his milk at those times and sometimes will wat at snack time. Since the first day he has not used the mini pottys at school. Monday I got a phone call saying he was refusing to use the potty that he wanted to use his own and the teachers were concerned he would have an accident or get a bladder infection from holding it in. Well monday he had an accident @ 2:00 just before school is out @ 2:45. His nana went to pick him up @ that time. Now he has been having an accident everyday (i think he knows if he does he can go home) Today he had an accident but this time it was during nap time. He uses the potty everywhere idk why he wont go in school. Anyways I guess my question is when will this get easier? Will he ever let me leave school without crying for me. My nerves are shot I hate hearing him cry for me. I cant function at work cause all I think about is how terrible I feel for leaving him. I know its something I have to do. I know he needs to stop being so stubborn and follow their rules in school. I know he needs to learn to be independent and get prepared for kindergarden next year. My nerves just cant handle it, when will this end?