prek stress

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Registered: 08-30-2008
prek stress
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Sat, 08-30-2008 - 11:20pm
my 4 yr star prek crying a lot because he always been at home with me, we assure him we are going to pick him up, we prize him with ice cream when he doesn't cry, and give him a calendar where he put stars for ech day without tears,
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: ibbee
Wed, 09-03-2008 - 12:52pm

It can be a hard adjustment. My dd started K and she is holding it together at school only to fall apart over minor things at home. She likes school and loves her teacher but she is still worried about it. She will tell me almost every night that she doesn't want to go to school the next day.

Have you talked to his teachers? How is he doing at prek?

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Registered: 04-27-2004
In reply to: ibbee
Wed, 09-03-2008 - 1:51pm

I agree that you may want

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Registered: 08-30-2008
In reply to: ibbee
Thu, 09-04-2008 - 10:30am

thanks for the response.


we talk to the teacher on various occasions and she said he is doing better, he participate and has a a friend, she said he doesn't cry during the day only once or twice after naptime maybe because he wake up disoriented or still sleepy, we are trying to understand the change he is going thru, talk more to him

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Registered: 01-28-2008
In reply to: ibbee
Thu, 09-04-2008 - 4:57pm

My 4 year old had similar issues when she started back at PreK a month back. She was in the same school last year, still she was not happy first few days. Her main issue was that there was one friend from last year in her class now and she does not want that friend to play with other children. She will be in tears some days when I would pick her up. We talked about it at home, about making new friends etc. It took good 2 weeks for her to settle in. Now she is better, she has made new friends and says that this new girl is my best friend etc. I guess it is a matter of time. Definitely teacher can help. GL!

-Lax

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: ibbee
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 1:10pm
I am glad things are improving, even if its slowly. One of my son's teachers said even with the older kids it takes about 6 weeks for them to fully adjust to the new school schedules each year.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
In reply to: ibbee
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 1:08pm
hello!! my lil ones open house was today-and she was fine. but there was another lil girl there that was in tears the whole time. she has a twin sister there who will be in the class with her. but she didnt care. the teacher was pretty unruffled. she said that every year they have a few kids that need a lil extra tlc and time to adjust. she saids to give it a week, maybe 2-and that lil girl will be fine. my 8 year old started school no problem last week-only to have a major meltdown on thursday. she had it at walmart...which is good that she didnt have it at school, but out in public wasnt the greatest either. some kids it takes longer to adjust. i wonder how my lil one is going to do when its school m-t...not just playtime all the time...i got my fingers crossed that she'll adjust no problem...take care!
JOANNE
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