Sad about Kindergarten. Advice please?

Elaine - posted on 07/24/2012 ( 302 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 years and 7 months. From the age of 6 weeks she went to my mother-in-law in the day time, and 3 weeks back we started her at kindergarten 3 times a week from 8 to 1 pm, because it is still winter. it is really a great school, i know the people personally, but the problem is everytime when she hears that she has to go to school she starts crying, she become so sad and tells me that she don't want to go to school she want to go to grandma instead. This morning when I woke her up after I dressed her she told me that she wants to go to grandma, so I just said what about school, just think how sad your friend are going to be when you don't go to school, but then she starts crying, she just don't want to go to school. On our way to school I talk about my preschool years, nad told her how great it was to learn song and perform on the stage, playing ons the junglegyms, and asoos as we arrived at school, she started to cry again. The Head of school asked her why everytime she comes to school she cries, she just answers she don't want to. I don't know what to do, when I see her cry my heart breaks in 2, She really enjoys the school, all the friend and playing ons the junglegym also the singing, but I just don't understand why she criies when she goes to school and also when I go and pick her up. Please i really need advice on how to deal with this.

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Jodi - posted on 07/24/2012

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I'm not sure where you live, but that sounds way to young for pre-school, so maybe she just isn't emotionally ready :\ Why can't she stay with grandma? Is there a particular reason why she has to go to preschool/kindergarten at such a young age?

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