How will I deal with my son's behavior?

Philippines
November 19, 2008 7:15pm CST
I will be sending to school my 3year old son next year. i'm so worried what if he refuses to be left on his own? What if he was bullied? What if he is the bully? How can I deal with these situations? Any advices and suggestions? Thanks...
3 responses
@relundad (2311)
• United States
20 Nov 08
My first advice would be, not to worry about next year this year...lol Almost all kids have some resistance at first but they get over it. Just remember that he wont be exposed to anything that you and the rest of the world didn't go through. Normally 20 minutes after you drop them off they start to find their own way. If he is never seperated from you and left in the care of others, there are some things that you can do to start moving him in that direction. Most area's have something like "mom's day out", where you can leave the kids for a few hours, usually half days for one or two days a week. There they get used to you being away and mingling with other kids and often learning stuff too. You could also start him in a part-time daycare program for a couple of days a week. Sometimes in neighborhoods you can find someone that runs a in-home care for kids, this would work too. If you have nearby relatives maybe you could swap off errands for them watching him for a few hours a week.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Its normally harder for us as parents to leave them, than it is for them to leave us. All mommie's worry about seperation, its normal.
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
ok, that is the period where parents like me have to concentrate about their toddlers. at the age of 2 to 4 they wanted to know everything that they touch, feel, see, hear, and taste, in short they are curious in everything. all you need to do is guide your child in most of the time. well about the school you got the best decision to sent him/her to school because that is the age where the child's mind are very active and intelligence as what i have know both experience and by book. you dont have to worry about that. parent must work for their child as always and must to do. - mrbrownedeye.page.tl
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
20 Nov 08
The best thing you can do for your son is to encourage him when he goes to school next year and don't let him see your fear. Everything will be fine. I think it is harder on the mom to let their child go to school for the first time, but the kids love it! You have this year to talk to your son about how much fun he will have in school and how he will make new friends. It will all be good...don't worry.