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18/07/2013 at 18:54
Just explained to G that tomorrow is the last time she will see her beloved preschool friends and teachers and we would say goodbye after the leavers party. There are some friends there and her key worker that she adores. Every morning we wait in the car park and she has het window down calling out and waving to all her friends. She seems fine about it but i cant stop crying (out of her sight). I feel awful as she finds it so hard to make friends and not one of them is going to her school in Sept. She even has her little "boyfriend" she keeps saying she is going to marry. It really is the end of an era. My baby is growing up. Tomorrow is going to be awful. I feel so sad for her
18/07/2013 at 19:23
Kids are resilient, she'll be fine. Can you organise to meet up at the weekends with her old friends? I think that's what I'll at least try and do for S.
18/07/2013 at 20:09
Oh MM! Big hugs! Like WH said, kids are resilient and G will be fine. Xx
18/07/2013 at 20:14
Its so hard isn't it? We're changing area so ethan will be leaving all Hus friends behind and going to a school where he won't know anyone. He's painfully shy so really scared for him.
18/07/2013 at 20:50
It is just so hard. Yeah i know she will make new friends at school. I thought about giving my number to the mums of her 2 closest friends but not sure if thats weird as i have never said much more than hello to them....?
19/07/2013 at 06:50
You should. I've had loads more contact with parents at nursery as we approach them all leaving - talk of meets in the holidays etc. You may not need to once she's settled, but itggives you an extra bit of comfort and reassurance x
22/07/2013 at 11:59
It's horrid isn't it. A's best nursery friend is going to another school and I gave her a party invitation with my number on but have t heard anything. A keeps going on about she can't wait for her party to see B again, I don't have the heart to tell get she might not be there :-(
22/07/2013 at 12:12
It is really hard - I'm at the other end of the spectrum, my eldest is just about to leave for secondary school. It's her leavers assembly tomorrow and I am blubbing whenever I think about it!
It doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago that she was leaving pre-school, she had such a lovely time there and I was really sad when she left to move to primary. It's the end of an era for us, but the start of the next adventure for them x
22/07/2013 at 12:28
I'm dreading it too MM. She will be ok though and she will settle in her new school soon. Plenty of other children there will be in the same situation as her and not have any friends with them. Hope you are ok xx
22/07/2013 at 12:42
My little boy is shy and has a speech delay too so its often been hard for him to become part of groups , I was so worried about him starting school, he had done so well at nursery and had loved it, but from day 1 at school he has loved it and is so much more confident now. They make new friends so quickly I'm sure she will be fine. Concentrate on having a great summer xx
22/07/2013 at 13:20
All very true. I am sure she will be fine. I am definitely more upset than she is!! I was ok on her last day on Friday - didnt cry during their show, didnt cry when she said goodbye toher teacher but when she said goodbye to her "boyfriend" Max and they had a cuddle that was it! I was gone! So didnt exchange any numbers as i was then a blubbering wreck and didnt want to upset and kids! Gah!
22/07/2013 at 13:39
Exchange numbers with the other parents. We're still in contact with a couple of friends from my daughter's nursery. She did talk a lot about some of them during her first year at school but less so over time as she's established new friendships at school, and also new social things come up so its hard to fit in the time to meet up with others.
She used to go to ballet with a couple of them, though. So you can look at ways of keeping a friendship going out of school hours like at other activities.
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