My little buddy started Kindergarten this year and it was so much harder on both of us than I thought it would be. Alex has been excited to start school for the last year and a half, he talked about it all the time and it was supposed to be a great thing. Then this summer he has developed a lot of anxiety about everything, a new primary class, swimming lessons, losing his first tooth, starting school and the biggest fear of them all, riding the bus. I thought meeting the teacher and them talking to him about the schedule and the way the busing would work would help him out, but the teacher only gave us about two minutes during the open house and trying to find out anything about the bus schedule was worse than pulling teeth.
Alex did not want me to leave the school until his teacher came and talked to him and assured him that she would take care of him and play with him. I left the school in tears because I felt so bad about my inability to help him with his fears. But the first thing Alex said to me when I picked him up was "School was fun!!" We finally figured out the bus schedule and though the first time getting on was rough my little buddy is now a pro at going to school and riding the bus. He likes his teacher and is making friends and things are going well. I'm so glad that kids are resilient and that we were able to overcome this hurdle.