Mandy - posted on 06/23/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 4 year old son just started going to a daycare mainly to get him used to the structure and schedule of a preschool in which he will be starting soon. He only goes x 2days a week. He has been coming home is such a strange mood and @ first I blew it off as if he were just worn out from his day. I can't get him to tell me much about it. But from what he has told me makes me worry and I could be over-exaggerating the situation. #1 On his 2nd day when I dropped him off I asked his teacher how he was doing... She hesitated and said well he's doing ok.... I asked her to explain and she stated that he had a temper... that he thought he could come back in and play with the toys inside while everyone was out on the playground and said that when she was trying to get him to come back outside he jerked his arm away...(I thought OKAY IT'S HIS VERY 1st DAY!! How could he understand that fully? And I almost felt as if she were "judging" my son on day one. I thought it was normal for a child to "act out" on the 1st day of something like this?? If you even wanna call that acting out) #2 He made a comment today "that girl @ school said she didn't like me" (as he started to pout) I ask well why did she say that? and he replied "I looked @ her and she looked @ me and said I dont like you" I understand this maybe considered normal child behavior but my son is such a loving child he was hurt by this. #3 another comment he made was " Joey is mean to me" I replied what did he do that was mean? and his reply was that" He tells me to stop it and hits me in the head and takes toys away from me" (okay now this took me a minute to respond but I finally did) I asked Why did joey do that and he said: because he's mean to me. So....... I need some opinions here. He just doesn't seem himself on a day he goes to daycare. I want him to grow and learn and be able to play with other children because he absolutely loves playing with other kids and he has ALWAYS played so good with them. We have remained very positive about it around him so we don't make him think daycare is a bad thing but I'm just torn on what to do. The teacher seems nice but very unconcerned and said she considered herself very strict? And if another child is hitting my child I think I should @ least be notified or @least I know I would wanna know if it were my child hitting someone else's child. Wondering if maybe I should look for another daycare maybe?