Ok. My daughter will be starting school this year. I homeschooled her last year, but this year, she will be attending school part if the week. How did you other moms handle your first going off to school?

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Candy - posted on 07/24/2010

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I cried and cried and cried. Now this year my baby will be going I will come home to an empty house. I do the whole new backpack,school suppies,etc. They are excited I am just scared. My girls are 5 and 6.I make cupcakes for snack when they get home. I cried. That is how I handled it and how I will handle it.lol

Marcia - posted on 07/24/2010

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Hi. I have had to send off 3 children to school, and found it very difficult each time. I had so many worries, about bullying, toileting, fitting in - all the usual fears, but each of my children went off no problem and they all loved it! The thing is, children simply don't worry about things, they just get on with it. It is us Mums' that cry and worry ourselves sick over everything. Your daughter will be fine. You've been teaching her yourself, so you know she will be able to cope woth the work (not that they really work in Yr R). She will amaze you with her settling in capabilities - just wait and see. From Marcia.

Tajunanne - posted on 07/23/2010

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last year my baby kick me out her kindergarten class and told me Mommy i got this i was the 1 crying and missing her because i home school her for preschool plus shr's the babby of my 5 aun they are from age 20-26 so yes i cryed

Angie - posted on 07/22/2010

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I know it can be lonely to have your child go to school but be proud that she is ready to go to public school this year. It's part of becoming independant and growing up. Please don't let her know that you are nervous about her going to school or she will be more nervous too. You'll both be great!

Sherri - posted on 07/22/2010

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Got all there supplies and outfits. Got up early made a special breakfast. Lots of first day photos. Walked them to bus stop took more photos and off they went.

Lisa - posted on 07/22/2010

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I was excited for them, but when they got on the bus, I came home and cried. After about 3 days, I was ok when I came home from them getting on the bus. It was kinda nice having no fighting and getting housework done, and having some alone time. My autistic lil guy starts normal kindergarten this year, and I am dreading it, but in the end, I know he will be ok in his new "normal" school. He has truly come a long way! I am so proud of him!

Monica - posted on 07/21/2010

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Make a big deal out of it and buy her a new backpack. Let her help you pick out the school supplies, etc. Make it excting for her. Even though my kids are going into 3rd and 6th grades, they still love this yearly ritual. It gets them excited about the year ahead.

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