My daughter doesn’t want to go to school…

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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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My daughter doesn’t want to go to school…


My daughter didn’t want to go to school today. She was screaming for me when I left. I was crushed, but I know that she enjoys school. She is discovering that this thing is for good, i think, and she wants to came home and hang out with her brother and I. It is hard to know what to do. I want to go back in there and play and sing songs with her, but she needs to get in there and play with the other kids. I don’t want her to not like school, or feel abandoned by me, or feel like she has no say in her own life. But, she is going to school; we decided that. So, in a way, she doesn’t have any choice.

It was a rough morning in stay-at-home-dad land.


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  1. Your daughter’s feelings aren’t at all unusual – and neither are yours. This is a transition time for both of you – for her it is moving from the security of home to the uncertainty of the school day. Making sure there is a routine in place may be helpful.

  2. Hey teacherjay

    Thanks for you comment. I am sometimes at a loss to help my children with their parenting issues. Thanks again. My son will take your comments and act on them.

  3. I’m sorry it was a rough day Bryan. Kids are beautiful in all sorts of ways, even the tough moments.

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