Is everyone looking forward to school starting soon?

United States
August 3, 2007 11:12pm CST
I'm just wondering if all you parents are ready for school to start up once again. My daughter who's heading into Kindergarten is asking me to homeschool her cause she doesn't want to have to get up early in the morning to go to school. Last year when she was in Pre-K she was in the afternoon class so she didn't have to get up early for school. It seems like this summer has flown by before we could do anything fun. Is anyone else feeling this way?
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• United States
4 Aug 07
That's a girl after my own heart, lol. No, I'm not looking forward to the new school year. My oldest will be in 3rd grade this year, but it's very hard since he has ADHD. He is also a big help to me around the house. He is excited to go back to school. I hope this year will be better for him, as he is taking meds now.
• United States
4 Aug 07
Hopefully you will get a teacher that understands about ADHD and can help him do what he needs to get done. Some teachers aren't into teaching anymore and are just there for the paycheck its those teachers that need to find themselves a new job and allow those who love teaching to fill their shoes so that when we have kids in our classes that have ADHD we can work with them not against them, if that makes sense!!
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• United States
4 Aug 07
His first few teachers were wonderful. They were very understanding. They would get frustrated, but they always did their best. His teacher last year was a chicken head. I ended up pulling him out of school and home taught him for the remainder of the year. The school he went to had a new principal as well, and he was just as bad, if not worse than the teacher. Luckily in our city we can choose what school our child goes to. He will not go to that school again. I will put him in a different school. If there are no spots left, I will home school him until one opens up.
• United States
13 Aug 07
Sorry that you had a lousy experience with your son's school last year. As an ES teacher and a parent of teens, I have a few questions that you may or may not feel comfortable answering. I am wondering what you are specifically looking for in the teacher and school that you feel will promote a positive learning experience for your son. Sometimes it is the district policies and financial restraints that create less than perfect learning situations. And... if you are having success with home schooling, why not continue? In any event, with the new school year approaching and your positive outlook, it seems hopeful that things will work out wonderfully!
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Wow, she's just in kindergarten and she already hates getting up early? You must let her sleep late every day. I ALWAYS got up early as a kid, so I never really started moaning and groaning about getting up early until I was in middle school and hit that stage where I wanted to stay up all night and sleep all day. I hope she changes her tune...she's got 13+ years ahead of her!
• United States
5 Aug 07
Her daddy lets her do whatever she wants when he is home. :P I take her to day care most weeks while I work so when she has to get up early to go to daycare she absolutely hates it. The days that daddy is not out of town he lets her stay home with him and literally do whatever she feels the need to do! Argh!!
@kimfitts (66)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Hi. I'm a homeschooling mom. I just wanted you to know that your time with your daughter doesn't have to end now. Homeschooling isn't as difficult as many people think it is. Our children are required to do 4 hours of schooling for 4 days a week. Who can't work this in at home? My son does way more than that actually. You have an opportunity to teach them in a God and Christ centered environment when you homeschool. If you are worried about their interaction with other children, there are many great co-ops and tutorials to join. They are a great support for fellowship and for helping you to homeschool your child. We send our children out into the world far too early these days. They will have to be out there soon enough....Why not keep them with you for a bit longer. Just give it a thought. Agape.
• United States
5 Aug 07
I don't have the patience to teach my own child!! I wish I did cause I really would rather her be at home than in this school district here. Plus I work a full time job to help support our family and it would be a big struggle right now for me to quit it. We need the money to pay bills.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I'm looking forward to it. My son is getting frustrated with being home as much as I'm getting frustrated with him constantly being home. He really enjoys school once he gets acclimated.
• United States
5 Aug 07
I remember as a child getting bored with being home for the summer and being extremely bored. I would drive my mom nuts cause I was bugging her constantly to go and do something.
@RAPAZ68 (186)
4 Aug 07
I am a bit too old for school and do not have kids.
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
4 Aug 07
No way am I ready! Not at all School is a bad bad bad word in this house young lady......your punishment.....go clean the little bathroom! All kidding aside it is so hot at our school I work there part time and it is so hot right now. I am looking forward to getting paid again but I am not looking forward to the heat or the 2 hours of home work I have with my two boys each night. And at the first part of the school year there are alot of tears and alot of struggles getting them going again with school. I would love to have another month. Oh so so sad time to start mourning that summer is almost gone!
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Oh yes! I am absolutely looking forward to getting school underway. My daughter is thirteen and is driving me absolutely mad! Her schedule has become quite askew and the late nights and sleeping in drives me nuts. She has been shirking her responsibilities at home and I have kind of let her go on it because it is summer, but now it is time to get back down to business! I can't wait until she gets back into the swing of things.
• Japan
4 Aug 07
We have another month of holidays and I really not looking forward to September. My 2nd son is in the 1st year of junior high school and is having a real hard time!! School year starts in April here, so September starts the 2nd term. He missed most of elementary school because of bullying and is therefore rather behind, especially in language. He would be happy to stay home but if he doesn't do well at junior high then high school and university get hard. Yes I feel time is flying by and fun things never get done!! Good luck with your little one. One idea is to start waking her up a few minuetes earlier each day to prepare for school. I do this a week before school starts so the kids are in the pattern of early to bed and early to rise.
@vinzen (1022)
• India
4 Aug 07
Hi, well yes at our side of the country the school has already started and the kids are rather used to their routine now, but yes when they did start they hated it a ot to get up in the mornings and get dressed, but that lasted for 1-2 days as then they were also happy to meet their school friends and have fun with all of them. so such things happen but after a while all settles down. Soon your daughter will also like it and will willingly be ready to go to school. Yes we all hate the holidays getting over, but these things happen and kids with time get used to it too. My elder one looks forward for the vacations to end now! and wants to be with her friends too.