Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Preschool update

I hadn't realized it had been so long since I last posted. A lot has happened since then.

Sam dropped out of preschool. It wasn't that he didn't like school; he just missed Mommy so much he was becoming a nervous wreck. That much stress for a 2 year old to go to school just wasn't worth it, especially since he didn't get better. During the 2 weeks he went, he got progressively more clinging and cried more at school to the point where the school called to send him home early.

He's only 2 and the only reason we signed him up for this year is because he seemed to want to go last year. I think it was more that he wanted to go to school with Wil; being in a room on his own was too much. So, we'll wait until next year.

Wil is on "probation" for having too many accidents at school. He does really well at home, telling us when he has to go, but when he is somewhere else, he tends to either get distracted or not feel comfortable enough. Luckily the school is working with us since I have no idea how to judge if he will not have accidents at school. Our current plan for a week or two (which will hopefully be as long as it takes) is for the school to call me to pick him up right away if he has an accident. We need to have immediate consequences because the threat of not being able to go to school wasn't cutting it. A similar tactic worked with putting toys in time out if he had an accident playing with them.

Wil really loves school and Sam even tells me that it is his school too. I'm hopeful that in the next year Sam will outgrow some of his clinging and be happy about school.

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