I find it so difficult to work out in my mind how to reconcile Eb being so anxious when I leave her at kinder. She is so sad and yet she enjoys it there eventually. I've worked hard on the attachment and now have ended up with this kind of scenario. I get in the car after peeling her off me and sit there with tears in my eyes trying to work out what her little heart is going through.
To add to that, it's been such a big dilemna for me to decide whether to leave her in 3yo kinder for another year or give her 2 years of 4yo. I still don't know what to do. Any thoughts would be willingly listened to! I still haven't made up my mind, but am leaning toward 2 years of 3yo. I don't want her to start school until she is 6. Why? because she is definitely still behind (meeting with speech therapist confirmed that yesterday)....because I am well aware of some of the 'cultural' struggles she will have to face at some stage and I think for her to be a year more mature will help her work through that.....I also think 6 is a much better age for starting school anyway just for maturity and understanding......and, I'm in no hurry to push her off to school.
This year has been 3.5 hours every Friday morning - 4yo would be 3 mornings of 3.5 hours - a big jump.
I just dont' know.