Tuesday, 27 December 2011
My son will be four this coming summer and will be eligible for PreK in the fall. The district free screening is coming up in February. I want to encourage early learning, but he has always been the more difficult child out of my three. I'm nervous about his behavior in the screening and in school overall.
His older sister is currently in PreK and he is familiar with what school is since we pick her up from school daily. I've asked him several times if he is interested in going to school like his sister and his answer has always been 'No'! I would then proceed to ask why not and his answer was that he is afraid the teacher will not like him.
My husband and I have talked about this particular issue and what might be the best way to handle it. We both think that we should just wait until he's older and start him off with kindergarten, but a part of me also feels like we should try to push and encourage him to get used to school before he gets too comfortable with himself. I feel like we should at least try and see how it goes, but at the same time I don't want to waste time because of having to work it around our work schedules too.
What should I do? What can I do to change his attitude towards school?