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    Default Dropping kids at kindy

    I'm curious.

    This is the norm for us; I always walk ds to his classroom and do an activity with him, he will often show me his artwork or such hanging around the room, I am interested in what ds has been doing. The past few weeks they have been learning about dinosaurs, the weeks before that it was frogs etc. when I'm ready to go ds gives me a kiss and a cuddle and my last words are "I love you".

    I note that many parents don't even walk their kids to the door, they drop them off at the gate, and I am in the minority that spend time with their child in the mornings and in particular kiss my child goodbye. I find it sad!

    I mean, it's 4yr kindy not primary school!

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    don't they have to sign them in?

    If not, i would not take it as lack of interest...maybe just really busy to rush around while their little one having a fun time and get some jobs done.

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    I know what you're saying but my DS didn't want me coming in (we had to sign in in a different room, lunch boxes etc were all done out there too). He just wanted to be let loose and now that he is at school he runs far away from me and god forbid you kiss him LOL. I would have happily stayed but he didn't want me too, I always went into the room but most I stayed was about 5 mins but he often was happy for me to look at things when I picked him up.
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    Default Dropping kids at kindy

    We have to take ours in and do certain jobs, class opens at 8:40 and we can't leave until 9.

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    I walk DD in and if I have time then I'll stay and do a full activity with her, if not then I'll get her in the circle ready to start the day.
    I always walk her in and help her get her water bottle put in the right place and her piece of fruit in the fruit basket.

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    It depends on the kid and the morning I've had with them. Dd1 loved me hanging around and showing me stuff she was doing. Sme days I felt like I couldn't get out of there. With dd2 she hates me leaving so wants to me go quickly and not drag it out. She knows she's going to get upset and just wants it over with so doesn't want me to be there. In her head it's as if the sooner I go the sooner I'll be back.

    So it's not always straightforward.

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    I usually stay for around 10 mins and play before saying goodbye but not all parents have that luxury, some have to go to work straight after drop off so just bring the child in and leave pretty quickly. Some leave quickly because their child gets less upset that way.
    I don't understand leaving them at the gate? surely they need to go in so the teachers know the child is there and has been dropped off?

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    I never had time to hang around - put her bag away, a quick kiss and see ya! I had to get to work. At the end of the day she was tired, I was tired and we both just wanted to get outta there and get home.

    DD is in prep now and I'm not allowed to go into her classroom - they line up at the door and go in together.

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    Default Re: Dropping kids at kindy

    LOL I wish DS would acknowledge my existence when i drop him off! Actually DP does it 95% of the time, but DS races through the gate without so much as a seeya. I say hello to staff, put his bag away, sign him in, then have to chase him down to kiss him goodbye.
    I think dropping off at the gate is rude, regardless of sign in or whether your kid wants you to stay a while. I think it's only good manners to say good morning to the people who look after your kid all day, and sometimes they might need to speak to you about something.

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    Default Dropping kids at kindy

    When dd1 was in kindy the teachers would like parents to do 3 activities with their child in the morning. Some parents wouldn't though but I always did.
    Even now in pre primary I stay and watch her do her name on the white board, then her name on the paper & help her find her morning activity.


 

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