How to cope with your child repeating kindergarten?

Mayra - posted on 02/20/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hello,

Let me start off by stating that I as a mother feel like I did not take the proper steps into preparing my son for kindergarten. I am 23 years old and a mother of a soon to be 6 year old boy, and a four year old girl. I have struggled a lot to support my kids. Their father and I work really hard to give the kids the life we wish we could have had when we were kids. My kids were babysat by their grandmother so I never enrolled my son in pre-I nor head start. When he was introduced to kindergarten it was all a new experience for him. He has a really hard time paying attention, and staying focused. I try my best to work with him at home, but considering I work mid nights (another sacrifice I make so that we can afford to live comfortably) I feel like I don't give him enough time of my day to work him. I did not want to do the same for my baby girl so she just began head start a month ago. All I get from her teacher is positive feedback and how smart she is. I don't want to make my son feel like he's efforts are not recognized but I am not happy with his cooperation and dedication to his school work. My boyfriend (their dad) doesn't help as much as I'd like him too. I'm feeling very discouraged, I don't want my son to be retained. I know he just needs a little but of guidance. Sometimes I feel like I'm not doing something right. I need some advice

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