My Thoughts on Enrolling Your Child In School Too Early

The most interesting part is that you give your child an opportunity to develop under your care and at home until he or she gets to a preschool age.

My little girl unintentionally urinated on her pant and noticing I was going to be angry with her, she quickly said ‘mommy, sorry’. This melt my heart and I forgave her if not, I wanted to spank her for not reaching out to her potty on time.

On the other hand, the weather here is cold but that is not the reason she couldn’t express herself on time. Although, she always reach out for her potty to ease herself but this time was a different one. In order to avoid it from repeating itself, I cautioned her to express herself next time instead of keeping quiet.

In my own perspective, I feel kids are like that sometimes but we parents have to take responsibility by grooming them up at the right time. It will be a bug mistake o our part to assume that they are babies and they tend to stop on their own. No. We need to contribute our efforts by doing the needful so our kids adjust on time.

She is two years plus and have stopped wearing diaper on her own since she clocked exactly two. If I wear her diaper, she would quickly pull it off and throw it away. I had no choice than to stop wearing her diaper and started to potty train her when she was ready.

Personally as a mom, I feel I have more work to do before enrolling her to school. I feel I should put her through about certain things she needs to learn and know. This I also feel will enable her to confidently express herself whenever the needs arises. I have thought about her starting school at age three and by then she must have mastered most of the basic things that matters to her and her well-being.

She is two years plus and have stopped wearing diaper on her own since she clocked exactly two. If I wear her diaper, she would quickly pull it off and throw it away. Click To Tweet

Unfortunately, I wished I did the same with my son (her elder brother). His experience was a pain in the neck that I blamed myself so much for rushing him into school at a very tender age. From potty training to academic learning, they were a huge challenge but I’m grateful he was able to adjust with time.

To be frank, the experience was indeed stressful and embarrassing too. Imagine your toddler urinating on his school uniform and you meet him half naked or pick him up while he is still wet? It isn’t funny.

My take is this, if your child has not reached a preschool age and is yet to master some of the basic things like potty training without soiling his clothes or the surrounding and he is not able to express himself well, I think he is not ready to start school. However, the decision is yours to make if you want to enroll him earlier.

Besides, if you are a working mom and can not cope with taking care of your child alone, hiring an experienced caregiver may be a wise option.

The most interesting part is that you give your child an opportunity to develop under your care and at home until he or she gets to a preschool age.

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Written by Mercy Christian

Wife, Caring Mom, Foodie, Child Care Expert & Volunteer. Devoted mom of two wonderful and lovely kids, Dominion and Olive. Lover of God and Humanity!
Lifestyle blogging became a big part of my life since I had my second child.

I have learnt that children's faith should never be underestimated. We parents may see their faith as childish but miracles happens when God perceives it.

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