We are so glad you reached out! I want to echo Vanessa’s wise words to “trust your gut”. YOU really do know what is best for your sweet boy.
Unfortunately that wise intelligent voice within us is often very difficult to hear when we are so full of FEAR. That’s why we have the very important and necessary parent-to-parent support tool LISTENING PARTNERSHIPS. It is almost impossible to help our kiddo work through anything if WE are not getting regular Listening Time. There are lots of parents here in this Club who are eager to exchange Listening Time.
We actually can’t advise you on whether or not to pull your son out of school because we are not there, and don’t know the school environment. Lots of families help kids work through Emotional Projects in very tough situations that they can’t change – tough custody arrangements, single parent homes, etc…. It can be done. Do the kids have more stuff to work on? Yes! That means the parents need to get more emotional support for themselves through more Listening Time.
Because my son is adopted, it can feel like every day is one big emotional project. And I will tell you that Listening Time has given me the clarity to know when I need to change my son’s external environment and when it’s more important that I help him build the emotional resiliency and flexibility to function well in that environment.
While Hand in Hand can’t advise you one way or the other on this preschool, we do encourage parents to look to avoid what we call, Unworkable Situations. If you feel this school situation is unworkable, there is your answer. If it’s not what you want for you son, there is your answer. This Mom’s story could help
More clarity, especially around helping him with this Emotional Project will come from you getting more Listening Time. Let us know if we can help with that.
Peace & Smiles,
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“If we are to teach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with children” – Gandhi