By mc4lifes from Sydney, NSW
Check out the teacher or teachers! As a child we moved from place to place a lot. But one place we moved to had teachers that were dumber than stumps. They showed favoritism and didn't pay attention to their duties.
I had learned to print but hadn't learned "cursive", I was told to copy the letters from the letters above the blackboards. I made a lot of letters backwards, the teacher didn't notice.
My brother had a teacher that 'lost' children. Some kids had shoved him in a locker on Friday. If my mother hadn't insisted he was there, he would have died or been severely retarded from the heat. The teacher said he had left with all the other children.
These are just two examples of many.
Your child has to go to school, that's just how it is. Ask her what makes her dislike the school. Young kids go through a lot of emotions as well. It's hard going to a new school. Harder than we as adults think. Give her time to adjust and I'm sure she'll be fine.
I hated school when I was a kid, from grade 1 to probably grade 5. I was extremely good at pretending to be sick. I don't know what the problem was but eventually it got worked out. There was only one school in the town, so I had no choice. The town was so small that the school housed grades 1 through 12. In elementary school there was two grades to a room. Kids have to learn to adapt.
Show her the pros of the school and talk to her about college. Explain to her that she has to go or she won't be able to be what ever she wants to be.
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