My 5 year old son just started kindergarten (just completed his first week). He kicks and screams when it is time for him to go in the classroom. I have to run away while the teacher grabs a hold of him so he cannot run out. It's terrible for me. Then he spends the entire afternoon and evening telling me how he's not going to go the next day. When people ask him if he likes kindergarten he says he does.
My main issue is that I don't like using physical force to make him go in (nor do I like the teacher doing it). But I'm not sure how else to get him in the classroom. I've tried many things like letting him pick lunch, he carries a heart shaped stone around in his pocket that I gave him, special treats on the way home, etc., etc.
He just keeps saying he doesn't want to go and he will leave when I leave.
Does anybody have any tips on how to help him?