By Amanda Morin
Your child’s preschool teacher may suspect ADHD if your child’s social abilities, reactions and activity level aren’t typical. Some of the symptoms may also occur with developmental delays, sensory processing issues and oppositional defiant disorder.
A parent advocate and former teacher, Amanda Morin is the proud mom of kids with learning and attention issues and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.
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It’s pretty normal to for kids to go through an adjustment period as they transition from preschool to kindergarten, so behavioral changes may be part of that process.
Your daughter will be expected to share materials, take turns, be respectful to others, manage frustration, and wait patiently. If you don’t think she’s quite there yet, have a face to face meeting with her teacher early in the school year and set some common goals.
Wearing glasses for the first time may take an adjustment period as well. Even for grownups! Impress upon your daughter that wearing glasses is a good thing. And that wearing glasses is trendy! It’s great that your daughter’s vision is being corrected early – having good vision is a huge piece of the learning process.
My child is now in a small in-home daycare with a preschool program. She will not be in a public school kindergarten program until next fall. Also, she will need to get glasses when she turns 5 this November. Could her behavior change once she gets glasses and starts public school? Thanks
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