Hi guys My son just started prep this week. It was a horrid week. The first day I get an exercise book page note about how he doesnt understand what they tell him, cant follow instructions. Well he can for me and after seeing the classroom I think it is way too full on and I think I should have kept him in kindy another year.. He was in a kindergarten program last year but they didn't mention anything of this, as I say he is fine at home, he is a lot quieter than most children, very shy I know that but he does speak and if we ask him to do a job he can do it. I had a meeting with special needs teacher and she had apparently observed him and says much of the same, but also says he has no motor skills and muscle tone! Saying things like he cant put his lunch box away even. But he can do all of these things. His teacher is not nurturing in any way and I think this is why he is clamming up so to speak. He also is not eating, he is obviously not comfortable there. My mothers intuition is telling me that he needs an extra year at kindy. The kindy program he was in I don't think it was enough of a preparation for him, i.e.. they didn't really enforce the drawing / painting / etc because he is not really interested in it. I think they just let him do his own thing. So do I try and get him into a kindy, do I look at other schools? Has anyone ever been in this situation before?