Almost June and my 6 year old still hates it?

United States
May 18, 2008 9:59pm CST
Now I can remember myself in first grade. I enjoyed going to school. You got out of the house and got to be around friends. Now my son is in First grade. It's almost summer break and he still hates it. We have argued every morning about him going to school since school had started in September. I thought that after he had got use to it that he would be okay. But thats not even the case. Does anyone else young kids hate going to school? It still breaks my heart every morning sending him to something that he hates so much but I know he has to go. SO I suck it up and make him go.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
19 May 08
My son was excited about starting school when he was going into kindergarten. Within a few days he hated it. His teacher was a big you know what. I could not stand her either. It took him until this year(he is in second grade) to start actually liking school a little bit. He still does not love school, but he no longer dreads it.
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• United States
19 May 08
My son had a witchy kinder teacher as well. I do believe maybe why such the bad attitude as well. His kinder teacher use to be a 4th grade teacher so she was use to being a little stricter and handling older kids and it really showed, she was like a warden. But his teacher this year is such a sweet heart, needless to say he also went to a different school this year. Maybe next year when he is in 2nd grade and sees that he has another nice teacher maybe things will change. I'm not expecting him to love it but it would be nice if he actually went to school in an alright mood and not so upset about going.
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@magrylouyu (1629)
• United States
19 May 08
Nope. My children love school. My stepson son is looking forward to starting kindergarden this coming September. My oldest daughter loves preschool (4) and my 3 year old is looking forward to finally start going to preschool. I used to love school as well. Until I was about 10-12 years old that is. At 6, maybe there is more to the story then what you may think. Sometimes kids are being bullied or picked on or even seeing innoproriate things and they just say that they "hate" it to hide the real reason. My stepson does this to "protect" his Mom.
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• United States
19 May 08
I had thought this. I talked to him about it and he said he has a lot of friends and that no one picks on him. And My son is like your's he wants to protect. So I have went over to school many times during recess without him seeing me and hid and watched him. No one picks on him at all. He goes to catholic school so I know church is part of it, all that time in them wooden pews is hard for a 6 year old but I can't see that being the main problem. Many of my friends tell me that a lot of the problem is because school was really his first time away from me. I stayed at home with him so didn't do the whole daycare and such. I was 14 when I started hating the whole school aspect of things. When he started school I knew there would be a day when he would come to hate it, I just didn't think it would be this soon.
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
19 May 08
Hello phillygirl, I understand what you feel and I hope the teacher will also try to make the class exciting and kids will always look forward for that, maybe you need to address that problem to his teacher, in a way, the teacher will have an idea about your son's attitude towards school and look for the best solution for that!
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• United States
9 Jul 08
I have the exact opposite problem. My son loves school too much!!! When I was his age I loved school, but I also loved summer break because I didn't have to get up in the morning, and I got to see my friends from the neighborhood. My son is a whole other story. When school let out in Cincinnati on May 23, a Wednesday, he started asking when he would go back to school that Friday! I was dumbfounded. You didn't even give summer break a chance to make you bored or tired! When I was his age I would be tired of Summer break about halfway through and wish for school, but this boy had been out for only two days!!! I don't know what to do with him....