Dropping off at school nightmares

Sara - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is having a hard time "letting go" when I drop him off at school. He is 3 and this is his first time really away from me. Any ideas of what to say or how to deal would be nice.

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Sian - posted on 04/16/2009

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i had the same problem wiv my daughter wen she started skool, so i turned into a game, now in the moring we go through her routine and she says it wiv me so it kinda starts wiv first we have our breakfast then get washed and brush our teeth ect ect as mu duaghter doesn't go to nursery till the afternoon we keep repeating our next steps, finally wen we leave the house we play games on the way to skool including things like counting the cars or i make animal nosies and she copie and tells me wat they are we also do stupid things like diffrent ways of walking like taking really big steps and tiny steps skipping and jumping i look silly but it helps relax my daughter, wen we get to the skool we have to wait to b let in the classroom so read a story or sing songs, once in skool she takes her coat off and i have a glace and wats out for her to play wiv and make a big issue about wat she cud do like drawing me pictures or dressing up b4 givin her a kiss and a hug , now she cnt wait to go into skool and i have to ask for a hug and a kiss bedcause shes so eager to play wiv her friends i hope that helps hun xxx





Gabrielle - posted on 04/15/2009

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Try a ritual or routine. Keep it short, then leave. We give a hug and kiss, and then she's off. It's actually harder for him if you linger. He may cry, but he'll be fine within 5 minutes. See if you can get a teacher to distract him as soon as you leave, to keep him busy.

Renee - posted on 04/12/2009

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Hi there i have 3 kids and all 3 went through the same thing and the only thing i can say is when you get there make sure you unpack all his things do what you need to do there give him a cuddle and kiss goodbye making sure you tell him you are coming back that afternoon and walk away! He may carry on for a while but as soon as you are out of sight he will be just fine. This may happen a few times but soon you will notice him begging you to take him there. Encourage him playing there and try talking to him about school when hes not there and his friends there will want to see him. Hope it helps it worked for my kids and my almost 3 yearold runs inside and gives me the hug and says goodbye.

Renee - posted on 04/12/2009

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Hi there i have 3 kids and all 3 went through the same thing and the only thing i can say is when you get there make sure you unpack all his things do what you need to do there give him a cuddle and kiss goodbye making sure you tell him you are coming back that afternoon and walk away! He may carry on for a while but as soon as you are out of sight he will be just fine. This may happen a few times but soon you will notice him begging you to take him there. Encourage him playing there and try talking to him about school when hes not there and his friends there will want to see him. Hope it helps it worked for my kids and my almost 3 yearold runs inside and gives me the hug and says goodbye.

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