DS is 6yo and in year one this year. It has always been a bit of a struggle to get him to school- he's just not that fussed. He doesn't cry or tantrum about it, just don't want to go.
I'm a little concerned that he doesn't have one, two or any close friends. No-one that he comes home to tell me exciting things about. Sometimes he'll even say that he played alone in the playground that day. He's an only child and he's always got along with kids older than himself.
This was the case the whole of last year as well. To his 5th birthday party, he wanted to invite a combination of year 6, 4 and 3 graded children. None from Kindagarten. I asked the teacher about it and she wasn't concerned.
I don't want another 11 years of fight. I want to encourage a love of school, and it concerns me, as does the bestie issue. If he had a bestie would he enjoy school more? And why do I get the feeling he is struggling with friends?