My son turned 3 in June, and I’ve already had a few people ask me where I will be sending him to preschool. “It will get him socialized before kindergarten, and you don’t want him to be behind,” they said. I shrugged it off; it sounded like a glorified day care to me. But then I started to worry. What if my son does get behind and I could have prevented it?
What if he gets to kindergarten and starts to pull other kids’ hair or scratch them or, even worse, bite them? I was a biter. Then reality set in, and I panicked. “If I don’t send him to preschool, he could get kicked out of kindergarten and it will be my fault.” I couldn’t let that idea escape me and it really made me wonder.