Steve and I made the deliberate and well-thought out decision to wait a year prior to sending Nathan to kindergarten. He turned five this past October and could have started school.
But we knew that he needed some extra time. His mind and thoughts were ahead of his emotionality. His passion and intense nature were more than he could handle.
This is a kid who is full of curiosity and energy and happiness. That is a good thing, unless you can't control yourself. We didn't want his positive traits to be perceived as negatives...so we waited.
We sent him to preschool after he spent his first four years with Nana. She gave him so much love and confidence. That was as important to us as him learning to cut, paint and transition to centers.
Last September, I was worried about his ability to cope with changes at school. To focus and listen. We had a transition the first month and he learned how serious we were about his doing well at school.
Something happened. He shifted, grew into himself... blossomed, really. He has a love for learning, for doing puzzles, for drawing and writing words. He enjoys stories and has many friends.
That special guy we adore is shining through. So the worry is gone. I am so looking forward to next year when he will enter kindergarten as a six year old. And in true scrapper form, I made a layout to celebrate this fact and to document our decision!
Supplies: Paper, Punch-outs, Alphabet, Flip Notes: 365 Degrees by Pink Paislee
This experience has taught me to trust in our decisions. It has taught me that worry won't get me far, but belief in myself and others will take me to great heights!
Easy as 1,2,3...