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Just wondering what the thoughts are in regards to child care or preschool if we are considering homeschooling?
We're still not 100% committed to it - well DH is, he does NOT want the kids to go to school, he wants me to teach them, but I just don't know how I will go, if it will work, what to do, where to start etc etc.
I know that I can always pull her out if we don't like it etc, but I think that she will love it. She loves other kids & loves learning new things, but I just don't like the thought of what might happen with me not there & what she will learn. I'm over protective I know that but i've seen so many good kids turn into mean, spiteful kids when they go to childcare.
Am I just being silly, should I enroll her & see how we go?
I actually really liked kindy and preschool
Kindy has been the best thing for Connor. His sharing has come a long way. He has certainly not turned into a mean spiteful child. In fact, he is thriving socially :)
I think kids that turn out nasty, will likely anyway.... a lot of that behaviour is learned at home and other places. Not just kindy.
I hear you Rainbowbrite:yes: I know DD will absolutely thrive in childcare, but after working in several centres, I can't trust leaving her in there. I have considered some sort of arrangement so I can be there too, such as playgroup, or if I work in the same place or something like that. I've seen many kids change for the worse, but I've also seen many kids grow and develop as a person in positive ways. It's a risk you take I guess. Just make sure you really check the place out first, the best way is to drop in unannounced and see what they are like. Most centres should let you have a look with your child first.
Hi Frenchie, long time no see & congrats on the new bubba :hugs:
Hi borntobemummy :wave: was lovely meeting you last week :)
Back to the topic lol. I'm only thinking of 1 day a week. MJ doesn't "need" it, she has friends we see once a week, she is a very clever, friendly, polite girl etc, but I think that we would both enjoy some time away from each other. That sounds mean :o I just mean that it would be nice to have a day to do what I have to do & spend time with Anakin one on one.
Might just pop in one day & book a visit while i'm there.......if we like the look of it ;)
Well for Boof its been the best thing ... Although you wouldnt know it atm with the tantrum that has been ongoing now for oh what an hour :rolleyes:
None of his behaviour has changed well not for the worse lol ... Its great that we have 2 days now where we arent dealing with meltdowns at dinner time cause he is tired because at Kindy he has a nap !
I think finding a place that you are happy with is the main issue then making sure MJ feels comfy there & see what happens iykwim.
Im glad we waited now because we have had no dramas with him being happy there & he absolutely loves it. We have not had any tears or freak outs about being left or anything.
All the ladies adore him because he is well mannered, does as he is told & plays with all the kids .... Shame they dont see him at home :rolleyes:
I think that given the chance MJ will love it & really thrive ... Kindy is soooo different from school !
Hi RB:wave: Thanks for the congrats! I am jealous you two got meet each other!! No fair!
If you want to put her in, just go for it....you will know if it isnt good for her:yes:
Have yo ugot one that is a proper kindy/preschool program though? Not just a daycare?
The local one is for ages 3 & up and I can walk her to & from there. Might give them a call tomorrow & see what they have to offer & then let you all know :)
It was lovely meeting you too D:yes: Don't worry Frenchie, we will meet one day (if not in this life, in the next;))
That sounds really good Ally! They even get him to sleep:eek: It must be such a load off for you on those days.
don't worry about my negativity, I'm just jaded from bad experiences and probably should loosen up a little on the issue:o
No J what you say in regards to negativity is totally valid !
I worked in CC for awhile also & it turned me off actually studying to get my diploma etc. I was completely horrifed by certain things & this was actually why i put off sending Boof earlier. I was so scared about him having to deal with some of the things i had seen without me being there iykwim.
But i really liked the ladies when i dropped in & yep i did the 'rock up without warning' lol, They showed me around but the thing that sold it for me was Boof ran straight in even that first day & didnt want to leave. They are all older which i know i know i shouldnt say but i prefer cause they are almost like extra grandma's :o
He is the sort of kid i trust in terms of whether something is right because he has a huge amount of intuition ... The kid talks to my Dad who passed away 9yrs ago heh.
He is often in the separate kindy room but sometimes there arent enough kids so he has to be in with the others but he is freaking happy about this because he gets to play with the babies. This is what has really helped us get him accept G because he really really disliked him before ! I get a book thing at the end of the year or whenever if he leaves early that has photos, stories about what he has done & all the pictures drawings he does etc.
So ummm yeah i think if you take the time to check it all out etc then yep it can be a great thing but i also know about the bad too !
that really sounds great Ally!! hmm, maybe I should send DD there with Boof:D
Rainbowbrite - I had my DD1 in Daycare for about 18 months and pulling her out was the BEST thing i ever did. She was always attatched to my leg when i went to drop her off :crying:, always bloomin sick.
I am so HAPPY that all 3 of my DD's are at home.
DD1 is 4, so she could go to Kindy (QLD). BUt i decided not to send her as i can do exactly what they do at home with her. She does not miss it as she has no idea it exists.
We do attend a playgroup ( once a week), also a church playgroup ( once a month) and are not hermits. So, all my children get out.
Go and check out the Pre-school and see what you think.
We are going to homeschool DD1 , starting next year for Prep ( your kindy)
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