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Angelynne asked:
How can i get my son to like to go to School.... he refuse to go to school everyday.... he had just started cc last month....he is okie in school...

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Rachel answered:
my boy also refuses to go to playgroup initially. kept crying n crying... i almost want to give up by letting him stay at home... but after a talk with the school in charge, she told me its common that kids will have this issue... she ask me to keep bringing him to school everyday n he will be fine after 2-3 weeks... and indeed, my boy now loves school after 3 weeks plus of crying... guess he found some new friends to play with :)

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Winnie Yap answered:
It's a common issue like what the other mummies share. First and foremost, the teachers and environment of the childcare is important for a child. When a child likes his teachers, chances are they would love to go to school too. Entice him with tokens such as when he didn't cry upon reaching school, praise him or rewards him a sweet in the beginning. Get him to recall his school moments with you. Ask his peers to talk and play with him in school. Its heart breaking in the beginning But he will get to socialize and learn as he grows.

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Jovial answered:
He just need time to adapt. My girl love to go sch. She alys like to call her fren names when she is at home, telling us who and who. Ask the teacher to monitor ur son's behaviour in sch. Is ur son more of a shy type? When he and other frens can playing along well with each other, soon he will get to like to go to sch. :)

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BingTingYinYu answered:
Maybe u can try brainwash method. tell him daily how good is school and talking about what happening and what he learning in school.

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Gladys answered:
get something that he can associate with to bring to school. a toy or something?

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Coco answered:
How old is he now? can he talk and reply your questions? if can, maybe you should sit down with him and talk to him. Perhaps he doesn't like the teacher? He doesn't like certain activity, such as shower in the school? some kids feel offended when someone else besides parents/caregivers shower for him/her.

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Meei Ee answered:
Is a transition period. Give him some times. My daughter took 6 months before she decided not to cry when reach school.

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Hui Hui answered:
It's a transition period only. He will be fine after he build up trust from teachers, rapport with new friends and confidence with himself. I send my son to childcare when he turns 2. The initial stage was horrible. He had nightmares for first 2 weeks. Cries very hard when me & hub drop him to school. I spoke to the teacher in charge everyday to find out how he behave. Also peep his class. I guess it's the separation anxiety as he is new to school, teachers and friends. I see smiles after he calm down in teacher arms. After the 3rd week he was looking forward to school :D Do talk to him why he does not like school. Take spot check yourself to see if there is really a problem for him to adapt. I heard from colleague that he spot check school and realise those crying will be left crying while the others continue to play in class. If the child's need is not taken care of most likely he wont look forward to school too. Speak nicely and praise your child on daily basis to build up his confidence in himself and his new environment. He will enjoy himself once he found his trust and rapport with teachers and classmates :)

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dimum answered:
me too! my 4 yr old boy just started CC last month and he recently started crying whenever I drop him off and fetch him home. My trick: reward him whenever he doesn't kick up a fuss about going school and he gets to bring biscuits to share with his friend if he 'cooperates' in the morning.

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Andrea answered:
Ny boy took half year to settle down.

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Angela answered:
i started playschool for my 2yr+ boy. first week at school was horrible as he was crying non-stop... But after awhile, he's getting cheeky. He cries each time he sees me peeping at him during school time. Once he don't see me, he stops crying. As for walking to school. My husband will walk him to school as my husband is stricter than me. My son tells me he don't want to go to school each time we tell him we are going to school. He cries in the morning but after some warming up with the teachers beside him, he's ok. I was told the kids are very smart. They know who they can "bully" who they cannot. They know that school teachers will not give in to them, that's why they behave normal in school. But once the mummy comes, their tears and pitiful look comes out... But if your child vomits and have nightmares at night, it would mean that your child is actually not yet ready for school. Stress can cause your kid to vomit and have nightmares.

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