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14/08/2008 at 12:22
14/08/2008 at 13:41
Hi Sarah. My son started nursery at a local school last September so I have been through the separation anxiety already although he doesn't start school proper until January.
Bon's first day at a nursery we eventually took him out of as it was just not up to scratch, was very hard on both of us. They were asking him to do things that he did not understand, put things he'd never seen before into drawers and cupbaords he did not know where they were, and I found myself in tears watching it unable to help him. Where he is now is a far better school, one of the top 5% in the country and I have every confidence in them which makes leaving him there so much easier.
It was a wrench, but he was only in the grim school less than six weeks so I got him back and appreciated the time with him more, and I was pregnant so had plenty to distract me once he started to go to the new nursery. Having a younger one does help, and I think that once she goes off, hopefully to the same school, I will feel happier that she has him there and that I know the school will look after her.
It is werid at first, handing over responsibility of your child to someone else, knowing that there is a part of their lives already that you can't fully be a part of, that there are hours in which you don't know what they have been doing. That is still sometimes hard but you have to accept it and soon it becomes the norm and you don't know what to do with them in the holidays!
14/08/2008 at 17:04
He's starting reception. Not sure what I'm going to do all day by myself?! Would love to get a job from home but can't find anything at the moment. I suppose I will have my writing to keep me busy but you never know if it's going to earn you any money or not!
I know what you mean Nicolette about schools not being right. I'm not happy with the school my son is about to start but we haven't any other options until spring!
14/08/2008 at 23:30
Riley started nusery in jan this yr and i was not worried at all as i had met his class teacher and hubby also went to the school himself(many yrs ago).
Im not the worring type really so think that helped,but with a hubby like mine im equiped for anything that life throws at me.
15/08/2008 at 14:01
Hi Hun. My son will be starting reception class in september.
I'm feeling pretty good about it at the moment and he's very excited too. I'll have my daughter who is nearly two to look after so will be still busy when he's at school.
On his first day i just know that i will be a little upset though. I'll try not to let him see me have a few tears but i think thats mainly because i'm going to be a very proud parent indeed because my son is all grown up now. May feel a little bit different when my daughter starts though in 2 years time.
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