5yr old attached to me

Gena - posted on 08/04/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hi everyone my 5 yr old starts kindergarten in 3 weeks. lately he has been very attached to me and my husband(his dad)..i heard another woman say her son is also so attached at the moment,her son also starts kindergarten. Is it normal? Any tips or advice?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/06/2016

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Gena!!! You're still here!!!

Attachment issues are very common at this age, and the best thing is to do as Nadine has suggested. Keep stressing how he's growing up, and gets to do "big boy" activities now, like school. His teachers will be ready to help transition him as well.

Good luck! When I took RB to his first day (he's 22 now...), he looked at me and said "mom, I know this is going to be hard for you, but I'LL BE OK because I'm a big boy!" Talk about heart rending!

Nadine - posted on 08/04/2016

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My youngest was very attached at that age, and kindergarten was great for helping him learn to be more independent. I would just stress how big he is getting, and make going to school a good thing, and accomplishments. Most kindergarten teachers are rather awesome at helping with the transition.

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