the first kid in my house has recently started school. she has always been very bright and demanding. demanding more of my attention, time, energy and love. she was a very early walker and talker, she started sitting at only 5 months, my other two sat at 8. she is exceptional at everything. Not like an average kid (don’t mind i have 2 average kids too ) also she was a big cry baby, right from the start. So when we went to her entry test, i knew what to expect. In almost 60 children, she was the only one crying. i tried to comfort her but i knew it wont make much difference. many mums asked me if she ever went to kinder and i said yes, for a year and a bit of crying every single time. it did got better in the mid of the year but got worst at the end. But it ended. now i knew the school has started and will take a really long time ending. so it will be a struggle.i read many articles regarding to beating school blues but i also knew they are for most kids, not all. i even tried them practically, leaving very quickly after dropping her in class. didnt worked for me. i even hid behing a wall and watched as she was taken to office crying. i decided to go after her the first day. as soon as i knocked the door a worker came out and told me to leave, and that they can handle it. i came back feeling guilty but today i m happy i did. Me there would just make it worst at the time. so i started talking to her alot about it at home. kept telling her getting all nice n ready early in the morning is so neat and playing and learning new things in the class is fun.Now she has always loved the idea of learning. and she is getting better at school, she is excellent at learning her lesson. only going their is hard for her. but the biggest thing that has helped her is a hug from mum, and than mum leaving quickly. so my advice is to not to forget to hug your child there and than leave very quickly after dropping than off from school.
Posted anonymously, 27th February 2014