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Naomi's first school experience....

I feel so warm with all the welcome back wishes. :) so touched. Thanks for visiting leh.

Naomi will be 2 years and 10 months old in another few days time. She is quite a fast learner but a bit over attach to me. I have tried to send her to pre-school and it really really traumatized her. The pre school teacher kept saying I should leave her and just go away. It broke my heart to see her screaming and crying at the gate when I returned 1 hour later. She even woke up in the middle of the night and asked if she need to be in school alone again. Poor baby, I have no heart to continue her in the school, so I withdraw her from school after 3 days trial. I seriously think pre-school shouldn't be so stressful. It should be a place she looks forward to be everyday. A lot of people said I wasn't tough enough, a lot of them think I should let her continue for at least a week or two, but it's not a must for her to go to school right? I really couldn't bear her midnight cry saying she doesn't want to be in school alone. So be it lar, sigh....

I was talking to my friend who runs a kindy, she told me I shouldn't have left her and go all of sudden. I should be there with her for at least 1 week, to let her get use to the environment and to look for the sense of security... BUT it was the school PRINCIPAL that told me to leave her!!!! I picked the wrong school after doing all the visiting to a few of them! :(

Now, whenever I told her that "look, that jie jie is going to school... it is so much fun going to school..." and she will answer "but I like to stay home with mummy.... I don't have to go to school...." sigh...

So, We shall try again soon or next year, and definitely another school....

my princess

9 Muaks:

Daddy, Mummy and Zoe said...

Hi, glad u're back. I'm sure Naomi will soon forget the trauma in pre school

wen said...

for a 3 yr old child, is ok, no need go to school oso nvmd la.. maybe can try again after she turns 3 and bring her along to check out a few kindy and ask her which one she likes..

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

I wouldn't sweat it either. Same thing happened to Bryan and I was there the whole time! Still he was clearly traumatised that I'll probably skip sending him off to school till he turns 3.5yrs at least if not 4 :) why rush?

Rayne said...

Hey. Had followed your blogs years but first time drop u comment. =)

I am sending my lil one to pre-school too. she is ok with it. i brought her along when i searching and try to show her the fun part of the pre-school. I let her play with the other kids for few hours while im talking with the principal. i went there twice with her before i enroll her in. hence she is ok with the 3rd time..... crying too but still ok.. she get used to it after few weeks....
hope this will help u in future....

Stephanie said...

aiyoo... i can really picture the situation and how mummy felt... heartache hoh.... nvm la... mayb wait a little while... choosing preskul also quite imptn hoh....

LittleLamb said...

take ur time la if u feel u dont want to go school yet.. for me, i send philip to school cos no choice. i dont want him to be "unproductive" at home... cos its only maid and him.

Mummy Gwen said...

My girl is 3 years plus, she is still at home with me. When I ask my girl whether she wants to go to school or not, she will say NO. But I always tell her going to school is fun, can make friends...stuff like that so she won't be so traumatized gua. I hope Naomi will like going to school again soon.

Mummy to 'Elle-Ton' said...

Hey Viv, follow ur instinct. And sometimes, we tend to forget to listen to our kids. They too, have a choice. And kids nowadays are smart enough to voice out what they are feeling.

School can wait...

Mumzzy said...

Thanks Rayne for your tips...i think have to make it sound very fun! u know like going for kai kai like that, she might take the bait :)

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