Hi there! My son is 5 (will be six in august). I sent him to kindergarten last august, a half day program at a spalding method school.. and i feel like it was the biggest mistake of my life. He WAS a sweet, sensitive, creative, imaginative, friendly little boy who was eager to go to school, but it proved to be horrible for him. It was so rigid including marking him down for not holding his pencil correctly. and by the second quarter he was struggling greatly with his homework. we would work on it for hours at night and he would fight me the whole time. i pushed him to do it and i regret it so badly. we ended up taking him out of school after winter break after learning he was crying every day at school.
i have zero confidence in myself to be a teacher. he is my second of 5 kids and so there would be three other kids around while trying to teach him. but he is terrified of going to a school, and the only school i felt comfortable sending him to is a waldorf school that is 30+ minutes away and has a very very long waiting list.
i'm just at a loss. i have no idea what to do. we don't have extra money, so i can't buy any fancy curriculum and i feel like we wont be able to offer him the best of the best. i honestly don't even know where to begin to try and teach him anything. i really need some help/direction!
please excuse all the grammatical and spelling errors...