My eldest started school this year. Every morning it’s an absolute struggle to get him to go. It’s a fight to get him dressed, to get him in the car, to get him out the car and finally in those school gates and then the classroom. It’s like pulling teeth. We’ve tried many things in these early days and nothing seems to be working. He won’t tell us why he doesn’t want to go. Just that it’s stupid and he wants to stay home. The teachers have been helpful but he’s wearing thin on everyone.
We have a reward chart and going to school
without fighting earns 2 stickers. I need ideas on how to go about this. Once he’s at school and calmed down he loves it even comes home saying how excited he is for the next day and already in the short weeks he’s done has learnt Soo much but every morning Is that same fight and struggle.
What do I do? How do I handle this?
I’m at my wit’s ends and don’t know what to do.
Posted anonymously, 10th February 2020