Amy - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
My 5 year old just started at a private kindergarten this year (she's scholarshipped, thank goodness) but she's having a difficult time adjusting. She's a little younger than some of the other kids and didn't go to preschool with them. Her teacher has told us several times that she daydreams while the teacher gives instructions. We've tried to help her focus, to no avail. Now she's being put with one of the classroom Moms for one-on-one time to help bring her up to par (fortunately the Mom is a friend of mine, so I know she's in good hands). She hasn't done very well on tests, either. I'm really at a loss to know how to help her to listen to the teacher and focus. It's hurting her self-esteem some too. The teacher said she's a really bright kid but seems to be afraid of making a mistake, so she won't let the teacher look at her work while shes working, even copying from the other kids, which of course she can't do while taking a test. The other Mom tried to assure me that it's normal because being a bit younger she lacks the maturity but some of the other kids who's birthdays are at the same time don't seem to be having difficulties (I asked thier Moms too.). Does anyone have any ideas about how I can help her?