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I've just left my little one crying at the school gates..........................................ple reassure an upset mum............

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toomuchtodo · 01/05/2007 10:07

I know we probably all go thru it at some stage and I did with his big brother, but leaving ds2 this morning has broke my heart.

He was sobbing he didn't want to go to school and I had to force him, even his big brother was cuddling him which means it must be serious!!

I'm sure he's not ill, his class has had a lot of supply teachers as their main teacher has been off sick a lot.

I think its all the new teachers and the fact he's rather be at home with his mum thats tipped him over the edge this morning, and also the fact he is a poor sleeper and wakes too early for school.

I just feel really bad for sending him, but I know I can't keep him off because he's upset(much as I really want to!)

I can't ask my mum for advice as she's nearly 80 and she'd say "oh you should have given him the day off"

please please tell me I did the right thing, I've got a big lump in my throat here.

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SugaryBits · 01/05/2007 10:10

You have done the right thing. If you had let him have the day off, it would have been even worse tomorrow.

My DS has been going to nursery since January and cries every morning. It breaks my heart but I know that once I have gone he has a wonderful time.

If you are really worried, give the school a ring to check he is OK but I'm sure he is fine!

toomuchtodo · 01/05/2007 10:11

he's just turned 6

I spoke to the teacher who was doing supply today and she was very nice, I told her to phone me if he's very upset

Trouble is its an enormous primary, about 800 pupils and I hate phoning the busy office for soemthing they might feel is trivial

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LynetteScavo · 01/05/2007 10:18

I agree, phone the school. He's probably got Thursday off, hasn't he? Remind him of this, and congratulate on being brave and going in this morning.

shergar · 01/05/2007 10:26

You DID do the right thing, of course, but ring in and reassure yourself. They won't mind.

sanae · 01/05/2007 10:37

you definitely did the right thing. I'm sure he will have settled really quickly - probably about 2 minutes after you left! - any teacher worth their salt will be used to this and will be able to distract him with something. Ring the school by all means. My kids havbe done this several times for different reasons, asked at end of the day how they've been and its always been fine and they have forgotten about it. BIG mistake would be to let them have the day off, set you up for more problems in the future and sending them the wrong message.

shouldbedoingsomethingelse · 01/05/2007 12:50

I am in the same boat sadly. I had to drag my DD aged 8 into school in tears. I saw her sitting up in her bed this morning rocking!
she is normally a great sleeper the sort you have to wake then check again in 10 mins as she loves her bed! and its all because of another girl in her class who threatened my DD and said her big sister was coming to school to beat her up! no reason for this, no disagreement. Some days this girl comes into school with the intention of upsetting my D!

Teacher was ok tried to reasure DD that other girl's sister wouldnt be coming into school and as I pointed out a lot of bullies dont actually carry out their threats but it doesnt make it any easier for the lo being bullied.

Agh, dont know what to do, the majority of time my DD enjoys school.

toomuchtodo · 01/05/2007 16:27

well ds2 has come home and he's fine!!

who'd be a mum

shouldbedoing - - that sounds awful, hope you get it sorted for your dd.

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