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Don't think dd wants to go to school :(

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Blossomhill Tue 04-Jan-05 20:39:24

Basically everytime we bring school up dd says that she has a funny feeling in her tummy and doesn't want to go. Then today she said she was nervous about going to school. Which is something I have never heard her say.
The awful thing is that, that is all she can say and obviously due to her difficulties cannot elaborate on. If I say why she immediately switched to another subject.
Should I mention it to school or just see how the next few days go. I know lots of kids find it hard going back after Christmas but with dd you never can tell what's going on in her little mind!

Davrosthesnowwoman Tue 04-Jan-05 20:42:39

I would see how she settles BH, its probably just nerves. Its especially hard to get back to routine after Xmas hols.

roisin Tue 04-Jan-05 20:49:58

Oh dear I would mention it to the teacher BH.

Both my two were a bit loopy today, and it's definitely 'back-to-school-nerves'. DS1 loves it at school, and ds2 claims to; but they still struggle a bit with the transition from term-time to holidays and vice versa. At least we don't have adapting to new teachers to contend with this time.

Blossomhill Tue 04-Jan-05 20:53:34

I always find that dd's behaviour deterioates when she goes back. When dd is on school holidays she is an absolute dream!!!

pixiefish Tue 04-Jan-05 21:07:33

If its any consolation BH I cried last night cos I didn't want to go to school today. Plus I couldn't sleep last night plus I was moody yesterday- I've always been like this after school hols-when I was a pupil I used to get upset and now that i'm a teacher it's worse.

Mention it to her teacher and if she's no better after being i'd investigate further

JaysMum Tue 04-Jan-05 22:17:13

Awww Bloss...give her a hug from me.
It's probably just the change in routine...
I'd still mention it to the teacher and see how she goes.

Davrosthesnowwoman Tue 04-Jan-05 22:26:31

Personally I wouldn't mention it to the teacher. This is because, if you tell someone to look out for something they may well find it whereas they might not have noticed if you hadn't "tipped them off". Sometimes people with our kids change their own behaviour if we tell them that the child may or may not be feeling X or Y. If its serious though I would, of course, mention it. IMO the way to find out if its a genuine problem or just a little nerves-blip is NOT to mentiond it to the teahcers and see if they pick up on anything independently. They're bound to go easy on the kids for the rest of this week anyway and to be looking out for kids having trouble settling back in.

mum38 Wed 05-Jan-05 09:40:26

hi Blossomhill. How did it go? Hope she was ok. It seems a positive step that she is able to express her feelings even if she can't expand on it.

SantaFio2 Wed 05-Jan-05 09:49:21

aww the poor little mite {{{}}}} i am sure once she settles again shge will be fine, but i would tend to agree with davrosstravos not to mention it until it becomes an ongoing problem (which i hope it doesnt!)

coppertop Wed 05-Jan-05 10:03:00

I missed this yesterday. How did it go, BH?

Blossomhill Wed 05-Jan-05 12:48:52

Thanks everyone . She did say it again when she was eating breakfast but I must admit I didn't say anything as sometimes the more you go on about it the worse it becomes. She went in fine so shall see how she is tonight. Have a hair appointment at 3.30 so hopefully she will be okay. Shall take her new favourite toy the leapster to keep her occupied if she should get fidgety!

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