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Elementary Aged Kids Your little ones have grown up right before your eyes! They are no longer those little babies they once were, and soon they are moving to adolescence.

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Old 10-13-2006, 07:30 PM
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Is it really important that he goes to preschool?
Do you work outside the home?
If you don't then I don't see a need to to send him to preschool.
My S-I-L sent my nieces but I didn't send my DS, my DS is closer to me and better adjusted than my nieces.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:45 PM
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Is it absolutely necessary for him to attend preschool? All too soon he will have to go to school all day and will not be able to have Mommy with him. Let him be your little guy as long as possible; what's so wrong if he loves his Mom enough to want to be with her?

If you have to send him to preschool - you'll probably have to just "tough it out" as the others suggested and let him cry it out.

As far as the socializing thing goes - that will come in time. Even as short as 30 years ago very few children attended preschool and that generation seems to have adjusted well socially.

There are very few areas I feel so strongly about - I mainly lurk on this forum most of the time - but I feel strongly that kids should be kids as long as possible. If a child doesn't want to attend preschool and you don't have to send him, let him stay home and happily have unstructured play. Save the structured, you-must-go-to-school time for when he absolutely must go.
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