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what do u tell your son when he ask Why do I have to go to school?

he does not like to leave me and cries when i drop him off. i use to walk him in but since he started crying when i would leave i just drop him off in front so teachers can walk him in he is always asking why does he have to go to school once hes in class he stops crying and has fun

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Asked by mommyathome2416 at 12:25 PM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • to meet new friends
    do cool activities
    learn new stuff
    get exercise
    try some food you never have at home
    some mom can go do boring "girl" stuff

    Answer by Zoeyis at 12:27 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • At age 3 and 4, there is not absolute reason for a child to go to school beyond socialization.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:33 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • show him a homeless gentleman, and tell him that is what could happen if you dont

    Answer by Laura_Cruz at 12:41 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • wow thanks for the answers but i think at age 4 he is still too young to understand the concept of being homeless and i woudnt want to scare him

    Comment by mommyathome2416 (original poster) at 12:44 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Something simple like "that is what big boys do!"

    Answer by KTMOM at 2:30 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • meet new friends. to get smart. to grow big & strong

    Answer by sstepph at 3:12 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Why do you feel the need to explain to a child? He's just a little guy, he trusts his mother. There's nothing wrong with simply telling him "because it's time to go to school", give him a hug and a kiss, and send him on his way. Making it into a big explanation every time he asks has no purpose.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 3:37 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

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