starting school : (

Liss - posted on 08/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my 5 yr old starts school pretty soon, for some reason she is so so excited but im not : ( i just fill like something might happen to her and im not there to comfort her etc...is it normal what im going throw or am i just crazy???

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Awww your not crazy your a good mom!! You are putting your child in the hands of other people of course you are going to worry. My son has been in school for 3 years now & I still start to pace if the bus if more than few minutes late. The best thing you can do is make sure you child knows what to do in case of a problem. This will make you & her feel better. I promise it will be harder on you than her, you will see when she comes home with a giant smile & wants to share all the great things that happened to her & she has such a great time you will you be so proud. Hang in there mama :)

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it's normal. It's always difficult to enter a new phase in a child's life. But it's something they have to do to grow and learn and develop (good things you want for your child right ;)). You're going to have to trust the supervision of the teachers and other staff, and continue to teach your child how to take care of herself when you're not there. It's all a part of growing up. I was a little sad when my son had to go to kindergarten but I was also excited because he was going to start learning and interacting with other kids and new people.

Andrea - posted on 08/24/2010

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its natural to feel some form of deatchment at this stage - but try to be happy for her as a lot of children cry on the first day as its the first tiem away from the mum - try to appear excited about it too any be happy for a break for some ME time

Natasha - posted on 08/24/2010

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I feel like it is absolutely normal. The same thing happened to me my daughter's first year of school. She's in 2nd grade now, and I can't wait because my youngest starts kindergarden this year too! I feel like my daughter has become so much more independent now that she started school, and she loves learning. She has made new friends, and has become much more social. I walked her in everyday, and picked her up everyday the first part of the school year, until she finally said, "Mom, I know where my class is, I can go all by myself." At first that hurt my feelings, but I realized it is part of growing up, and now I'm proud. Besides, if you are like me now you'll have close to 8 hours a day you can use to run errands and get some stress free mommy time.

Tracy - posted on 08/19/2010

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It's very normal to experience fear and sadness sending your child out to school for the first time. However, try not to let your child know you are upset about it so she doesn't decide she doesn't want to go. In my experience kindergarten teachers are absolutely wonderful and know how to comfort, teach and play with the kids they have at school. It does get a little bit easier every year and some year you may be the one that is more excited for school to start!

Tiffany - posted on 08/19/2010

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its normal. my son started kindergarten two weeks ago and i was more scared than he was. he was super excited to start and be able to ride the bus and he stills loves going. i was scared and nervous for him to ride the bus by himself but whn he got home i asked him if he was scared and he said no. that releved my fears that i had. its always normal to worry about your child when they are starting something new without you there to help them. they will be fine and they will stay excited if you stay positive.

Candy - posted on 08/19/2010

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No you are normal loving mom. I cried 4 times last week when my 5 year started.In fact there are still times now I cry. I cant believe how much i miss them both. I have a 6 year and 5 year old. I am still going through guilt and griefing. I dont know what to do either.

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Wow, congratuations, you are going to be a mum of a school age child! Thats just wonderful. of course you are going to miss your time together, but hey, they will go and find friends, they will learn skills and become social. What a great future you are setting up for her. Dont worry, you are very normal and have so much love for your child. This is the next stage. My suggestion: make special times on the weekends together, spend time together after school etc etc. They are very lucky to have such a beautiful and caring mum!
Cheers and best of luck
Donna (www.innerhero.com.au)

Angie - posted on 08/18/2010

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You are NOT crazy. It's so difficult for us to let go of our children and realize they're growing up. Every transition is bittersweet - we are so proud of them and so sad to see them go. My oldest will be a senior this year and I'm really struggling too. I dread next year - I'll be so lonely...

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