Today is my son's third day in the sixth grade. He has been dreading going to middle school since the middle of last year. He is small for his age and although he is very bright, he is also on the immature side emotionally.
He awakes every morning now in a very sad mood and ends up with a stomach ache before school begins. Not enough to keep him home, because we both know it's nerves. But no matter how much I try and talk to him, listen to his fears and assure him that once he gets the new routine down, he will be fine, he gets upset and shuts down.
He is normally such a happy kid... I hate to see him so sad and disillusioned with school. It is harder. The school is huge, the classes are big, they only have a few minutes to get from one classroom to another - sometimes not having enough time to get to their lockers... He is overwhelmed. I am not sure what to do - if anything.
Asked by Dlp11494 at 8:01 AM on Sep. 2, 2009 inLevel 1 (0 Credits)
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