Best time to send toddlers to nursery

Rajitha - posted on 01/08/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi.my son is 2 yrs 2 months..I wud lik to knw ven is the best time to put him to preschool.he is very attached to me and throws a lot of tantrums ven people are around..and he still has not been potty trained.

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Chet - posted on 01/10/2014

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Nursery or preschool is a very individual decision. It really depends your child, your family and the program options available.

I can tell you that children don't generally need to go to nursery school or preschool. It can be a very demanding or stressful environment for some children and any academic advantage is short lived. It doesn't usually give children any long term advantage and can increase stress and aggression in some children.

Our oldest tolerated preschool at three and really enjoyed it at 4. Our second child didn't even go to school until she was six. Our third child did not go to preschool either, started kindergarten at five and a half and is socially and academically at the top of his class. Our youngest is still at home and we have no plans to send him to preschool.

That said our oldest loved preschool when she was four and I loved it when I was four as well. It can be a wonderful experience for children who are well suited to that type of environment.

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