my 5yr old son is going to go to kindergranden and is not wanting anything to do with it. help??

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Brandi - posted on 08/09/2009

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One more thing I work in the school system. Their was a mother who was there everyday at lunch holding her child like a baby and feeding her child like a baby. I do NOT recomend this. Its not good for the child. Now I do admit with my oldest when she was in grade school i was off on Mon. I did go up there to eat lunch w/ her every other week. But Did not baby her. It gives them somthing to look forward to. Now my 2 youngest I will be working @ their school this yr.

Brandi - posted on 08/09/2009

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My 6 yr old was like that last school yr. Do not worry. When he sees everything in the classroom and starts to make new friends it will all change. She loved school but hated coming home and having to read for homework.

Laura - posted on 08/08/2009

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My son made strange 2 weeks after he started grade 1. He became very shy all of the sudden, not wanting to go into his classroom but stand outside the door of his classroom. I have had the school counsellor involved and he was very kind and supportive, he'd let my son hang out at his office while the counsellor and I talked a little bit. He then took my son to his class after a few minutes of talking. Reassure your son that you will be there to pick him up after school. Ask the teacher if they can help you get him into class to settle him in. I am sure that they will be more than happy to do that. I didn't have a problem with my son when he went to K, he just walked right in and started to make friends, and he yelled out to me "I love you mom" then waved as he walked in his class. He also had gone to preschool/daycare combo for 3 years before that though and that is how he started to make friends on his own. My son used to get little prizes for getting into class in Grade 1, like a sticker at the end of the week, or a pencil or something like that. He eventually went into class himself, and some of his friends in his class helped him in his class as well. He will be ok, it will take some time. {{{HUGS}}} I'd make a point of going on his field trips and such and try and volunteer every time the teacher needs parents to do something. That is just a suggestion.

Geekette - posted on 08/08/2009

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During the summer, before school started, my daughter and I would get a McDonald's kids meal and eat it on the playground. Sometimes we would bring a kite...just to get used to it so on the first day she would be able to show others around. :)



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Debbie - posted on 08/07/2009

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With my son, I was very wooried because he was very attached to me but the first day he got on the bus, he cried a little bit but he was ok. I told him that I would be waiting at the bus stop when he got done. After that he loved school! He made tons of friends and got invited to birthday parties. He was soo sad on the last day of school..he cried the whole day cause he missed his friends. I think that he will be ok. You just need to tell him that he will have soo much fun. I hope that he does ok.

Helene - posted on 08/03/2009

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i was lucky with my first son he couldnt wait to go to school but when it came to my 2nd son i was very worried he was very shy didnt talk to anyone played with toys on his own in the corner i started to think there was something wrong but i took him with me to buy a lunch bag and new shoes and took him to have a look round the school to help him get ready ! we walked through the door and his eyes lit up it took him alittle while to let go of my leg and join in but he loved it now he is 6 and is always the first one ready to go he loves school!! so dont worry to much let him take his time but do stand back so he knows he has to do this on his own but he knows you are there if he needs you and you will know when its time to say good bye go home. he will have a brillant time xxx good luckxx

Ashley - posted on 08/03/2009

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When my oldest went to kindergarten I spent 4 days there before being "kicked out" lol. I first just hung out and helped. Then I'd come up with excuses..."oh the flagpole in the classroom is bent? here's a new one!" ..."just throught I'd bring some cookies"...."oh he forgot his sweater"...."just popped in to have lunch with him"...lol. Finally the teacher suggested I go home and relax, and assured me he would be fine. Even then, I peered in his window lol. Then one day I saw him eating lunch and this other boy from first grade came over to him and " taught him the art of lunch trading". He looked so happy and gladly traded half of his pb&j for half a turkey sandwich. I knew then he would be fine, he was more ready for it than I thought he was. He never needed my "help". I went home after that and cried the whole way. My youngest will go to kindergarten this year. he isn't excited either. My friend just said " I'm trying to psych him into it but he just doesn't care". It is the unknown to them and rarely do any of us go into the unknown without fear or apprehension. Don't let him see your concern, just be positive and optomistic about it. Make a special plan for that day, something he can look forward to. For us, we will have whatever he want's for breakfast that morning and we are walking over to school with a friend of his and his mom who will also be going for the first time. It will be great and you will be ok too. I plan on going to lunch with the girls that day to keep myself occupied too lol.

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