Julie - posted on 06/12/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
I have a step-daughter who turned 5 in March and she will be starting Kindergarten in September. Her mother's #1 priority in life has never been her children and therefore her & her sister have suffered the consequences in more ways than one. She can only sing her ABCs and only recognizes the 1st letter of her name. I'm concerned she is not ready for Kindergarten. We are in the middle of a lengthy court battle for custody and now have joint custody of her and her sister. We are trying to prepare her academically the best we can but need some pointers! We have to keep correcting the way she holds her pencil, for starters. And we have some Preschool/Kindergarten activity books for her, but she can't stay focused long enough to get through the activities for 2 letters! If she doesn't want to do something, no reward, loss of privileges or bribery will help change her tune. Any other approaches we can take or activities to do with her??