My daughter is in Kinder and I work full-time. I don't volunteer a lot in the classroom, so I'm not really sure of how the kids interact with each other. I invited a few of my daughter's friends over for a playmate and a few of the mom's stayed and chatted. One thing that one of the moms mentioned was how calm and quiet my daughter is in class. I was shocked because of how active and loud she is around me. The other mom kept saying how much she knows her child. I kind of felt like a bad mom because I didn't realize how my daughter is when I'm not around. One of the girls that came over, my daughter calls her "best friend". I didn't realize how mean this girl was towards the other kids. I didn't like it at all. I'm glad I know now how some of the kids in her class are. Am I the only one that is clueless about how their child is at school? I ask my daughter everyday how school was...who did she play with...etc. most of the time she says fine or doesn't go into detail. Is there something else I can do?Answer Question
Answer by m-avi at 10:50 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 10:50 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
It's not unusual for your child to act very different when you are not around. It's a good thing that she is well behaved when you are not there isn't it? ;o)
When you ask about her day ask specific questions. At this age they have a hard time giving small details when asked a very general question. Ask the teacher for a detailed list of regular events of the day... then you can ask "what did you do during your free choice time, who did you do it with?" "what was the topic of circle time" "did you do work-board today? What did you find?" (those were questions my DS's Kindergarten teacher told us to ask. Here are some other questions you could ask... Clicky
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