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ijustwant8hours Tue 01-Sep-09 21:16:49

DS (2.10) starts pre-school on Monday afternoon. I'm really worried about how he's going to react. Any tips or experience?

purepurple Wed 02-Sep-09 07:35:46

It is perfectly normal to feel apprehensive, but try not to let your DS know how you feel. It will unsettle him if he senses you are upset. So, be positive about everything.
It is normal for some children to cry when they are dropped off. Then they cry when they get picked up. It doesn't mean he has been crying all session.
Don't send him in his best clothes, they will get dirty and mucky.
Find out who jhis key person is and build a relationship with them it will benefit your DS.
Don't expect paintings and pictures everyday!
Enjoy your time apart grin
Finally, if you have any concerns then let the staff know.
Good luck, hope it goes well.

dilemma456 Wed 02-Sep-09 18:10:13

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Littlepurpleprincess Thu 03-Sep-09 09:37:02

I have worked in nurseries and pre schools before and if they cry it's purely for your benefit. They stop as soon as your gone, and start as soon as they see you again.

If he is genuinly unhappy, a good pre school will phone you and ask you want to do.

My DS starts on monday!

ijustwant8hours Thu 03-Sep-09 19:27:40

Thanks all. I am being very positive, we have chosen a new bag and new (pink upsy daisy) wellies!

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