I think this is very normal for 5. I used to joke that when my son turned 5 and went off to school, I sent my sweet, little boy and they sent home a hateful little brat! (tee hee) Once you mix them with all those other kids, they pick up all these little things that they did not learn at home and it is a huge adjustment for everyone. It really will get better. Whatever you do, do the same each time. For my daughter I make her sit in a chair at the end of the hall (we live in a ranch house) for 15 minutes. I set the timer and she is able to get up when she hears it go off. However, she is belly aches or talks or gets up, I add a minute each time. I just stick to my guns and it usually seems to work. Good luck to you....I know this is tough.
at 10:30 PM on Mar. 29, 2011