I know this is OT but I really respect the views of the mamas in this group and i think we think a lot alike.
My five year old was so excited to go to kindergarten on the first day. But day two... not so much. I almost had him convinced but an overbearing teacher scared him out of it. He is very oversensitive to adults he is not comfortable with getting in his face or even being stern with him. He ran to the car and was screaming in the car for me to take him home. The teachers wanted to physically force him into the school.
I didn't allow that because I know him and I know I then will not be able to get him out of the house tomorrow. The last time we had a similar incident in preschool he was traumatized all around and mommy could not even leave the house and he would have anxiety in new places. We got through that and I don't want to go there again!
My question is... is it going to be necessary to do the 'drag him off kicking and screaming' thing because we're in a public school that will have limited tolerance to babying him into school? That seems to be the standard method for them but I just can't do it.
Am I totally insane and babying him? I just don't think traumatizing a five year old is necessary. But I have to work within the 'system'.
Any brilliant suggestions? We are going to try the bus ( I was driving him) and we will try hvaing him walk to school with a good friend also (without mommy around). I know I could do it if I was given enough freedom to transition him but not sure if I will get it. I'm in the proces of talking with the principal also.
BTW, I immediately started him on Rescue Remedy and Bach's Confidence Builder (too bad I didnt think of that a few weeks ago!!!)
My head is ready to explode.
Thank you Mamas!
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