My son is in Kindergarten. He is a sweet highly sensitive, intense, bright spirited boy.
He is doing Kindergarten second time bcs I felt that he was not ready to do 1st grade.
In fact, I regret sending him to Kindergarten the first time. He definitely was not ready. We should have left him in preschool one more year.
So, this year he is doing much better academically and otherwise.
However, being a spirited child he has his own biological clock which refuses to follow socially acceptable norm.
Bed time is a difficult time but mornings are hell....
This year is much better than last year but it is still a struggle every day.
I get exhausted going though this every day.
I have to come to his bed 3-5 times in the morning to wake him up.
I have to remind him many times to dress, eat his breakfast, get ready.
We could get up early morning and do everything right and then the last minute he could throw a tantrum saying something like " i do not want to go to school" or " you are being mean to me", etc.
Sometimes turning on TV with cartoons helps to get him out of the bed but then he gets mad when i say "please, pause it, get dressed, eat your breakfast".
We are constantly late 5-10 minutes.
The teachers are understanding bcs it is Kindergarten but i am pretty sure that the next year it is going to be a big issue.
We are considering switching schools and enrolling him into Waldorf.
But he has to get up to be on time there as well.
I have to add that I myself have difficult time getting up early in the morning.
Thank you for any suggestions.
Embarrassed and exhausted mom