So this is my first child that I have sent to kindergarten, it's all day, so when he gets home I asks about his day, he never tells me, He's away from me all day, I have no idea what goes on and he rufuses to let me in on it, Sounds silly but I feel like he's cheating on me with his teacher or something, like I'm jealous of her, I burst out in tears over it, it's really upsetting me, What should i do?
Answer by MomofWildcats at 9:21 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 3:45 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by KennsWifey at 3:51 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
He's just being a kid. My son never told me what he did at school until 2nd grade. I'd ask and he'd say "I dunno". Sometimes he'd tell me a little more if I asked specific questions. You are his mommy, you are always going to be his mommy. He will have a new teacher every year....only 1 you. Chances are he knows that. Don't let it get to you. The school thing gets easier.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 3:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 4:06 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
My DD who is in school doesn't tell a lot when I ask her about it but like rkoloms suggested, the dinner table! We eat dinner at the kitchen table EVERY night and miraculously, she ALWAYS finds things to tell us. She'll talk ALL through dinner, telling us about her day and whatnot. We talk about our days and she talks about hers. It's a great way to spend time with each other and just talk. That's what we do. :-D
Answer by Blubuni99 at 5:03 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
It may not be that he is is holding anything back- it might just be that nothing "exciting" enough happened for him to tell you about- I homeschool but there are times when daddy comes home and he will ask "so what did mom teach you today?" and he will say "i don't know, some stuff" lol but if he prods him enough he will start spewing things that we did throughout the day. So maybe if you prod him, not too much to where he gets upset but maybe if you ask in a way that gets him going- like instead of asking what he did today ask- so did you learn about frogs? or whatever and let him remember that way
Answer by lovelyli217 at 2:29 AM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 11:53 AM on Sep. 19, 2009
My son does this too. What I found that worked for him is I tell him about my day and then he tells me about his day. Sometimes I have to jog his memory a bit. I will ask him what he ate for lunch, or what center he played in, what letter he is learning this week, etc. He will open up then. Good Luck!
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:06 AM on Sep. 20, 2009
Try asking him specific questions. "What did you do today?" may be too big of a question for a five year old.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 7:38 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
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