I teach preppies; 5yr olds in their first year of school. There’s many reasons I prefer this age group, but one of the biggest reasons is that I get to avoid moody, bitchy pre- teens in the higher year levels. Or so I thought…
Megan has been at Kindergarten since January but has just recently found out that one of her friends lives around the corner. Literally, around the corner: we could put a ladder up for the girls to climb our adjoining back fences!
We’ve had a few play dates and these usually occur after kinder pick-up on a Thursday or Friday. The trouble with a routine is that it becomes expectation. And when that expectation is thwarted, it becomes resentment.
I am currently dealing with a sulking 5 yr old. She is giving me the silent treatment and dirty looks that would rival any teenager. If I look at her, she moves herself out of sight.
I know some girls hit puberty early, but I thought I wouldn’t have to deal with this for at least another 5 years!