My daughter is 6 years old and in the first grade. Every morning since right before Christmas we've been having trouble getting her to go to school. She was sick and missed a week of school right before Christmas due to being sick ever since she got better and went back she has been a nightmare. She clings to me in the morning, cries and doesn't want me to leave her at school. The teacher says that she's fine once I'm gone.
My husband and I keep asking if something is happening at school and all she will say is "no I just don't like school. There is to much work." There is a lot more work this year and I know that it is a big adjustment for her but she's so smart and she zips through all the work they give her in a matter of minutes and gets straight A's.
I finally got out of her that there was a child bullying her in PE class and talked to the teacher and school guidance counselor about it. The problem has been taken care of, the student sits on the opposite side of the classroom from her now and my daughter says he's not bothering her anymore. She tells me every day that she is afraid he's going to start picking on her again though...which I know is another part of the problem with her not wanting to go to school. She told us this weekend that another kid has been making fun of her on the bus because she's missing three of her teeth (they fell out over christmas break). She asked me to start coming to pick her up after school because she doesn't want to ride the bus anymore so I told her I would be there to pick her up today.
She used to love going to school every day!! It breaks my heart that my child who used to love school now dreads going every day. I just don't know what to do to make things easier for her. I leave the school in the morning feeling like the worst parent in the world for leaving her there crying even though I know she will be fine once I'm gone.
Sorry for the long post but I just really needed to vent...today was the worst day yet!!