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Old 10-17-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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What? What? I can hardly hear you over the drone of the helicopter blades! Relax, mom.

How does your daughter like school? Does she have fun? Does she look forward to it?

School, especially kindergarten, does not need to be a constant "challenge". Let the child just enjoy being there! So much of growth in that age group has absolutely nothing to do with academics. She's learning how to interact with others, how to negotiate peer conflict, how to work in a structured environment, how to complete work nicely, how to listen and follow directions, how to enjoy school.

And no- trust me- she did not already learn all that in preschool. It takes a lot of time for kids to really mature into "school beings". If you want to push your child academically, work with her a little bit each night at home. The review at school certainly will not hurt her.


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