- “We don’t have a preschool in our town that will accept him because of his age so I’m just going to start him in Kindergarten because I don’t have another option.”
This one makes me really upset. If raising kids was completely void of challenges, everyone would do it and would excel at it. But we know that doesn’t happen. So what can you do? Supplement instruction at home or with a daycare provider, tutor, or friend. A couple hours of instruction three times a week, especially if your child is getting individual attention, is all it takes. Schedule play dates to help him relate to other kids and adults. Use a computerized curriculum to give him what he needs academically before he starts in school. (We LOVE ABCMouse in our family). It’s only one year.