We are still holding with our decision to let the Little Lady wait another year before starting Kindergarten but, lately, I have been fighting with myself over whether or not it is a good decision.
(Does she really need more time?)
When I was teaching here in Houston, I took my students’ education very, very seriously but I never understood the stress of education from a parent’s point of view. I taught ninth grade English and Pre-AP English — the parents with whom I interacted were well past the “worrying about Kindergarten” stage . . . they had their heads burdened with math tutoring and GPA ranking. These parents had to worry about how to support their students’ needs for sleep and rest while juggling all of the clubs and extra-curricular activities that look good on a transcript.
And here I am just trying to decide whether or not Kindergarten is the way to go. . . trying to crack the secret to making my own “Nutra-Grain” bars . . . and attempting to find the best back-pack for little shoulders. Trivial? Perhaps but still stressful.
It is so crazy how different the educational arena is on the parental side of the stadium, even here in the preschool and kindergarten stage. It is fun looking for the perfect First Day of School outfit, but choosing the perfect preschool program feels as daunting as picking the best ACT tutor in Houston.
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Wonder if there is someone there who can help me solve my Kindergarten-Or-Not dilemma. . . or anyone who covers Sharing? Mr. Boy could use some extra help on that subject.
disclosure: This post was sponsored on behalf of Varsity Tutors. Any opinions expressed (and not directly quoted from an outside source) are my own.