Will she or won’t she cope.

Pinkie starts school for the first time on Tuesday. My main worry as all parents do, is will she settle. We have done lots of preparation for this day. About 3 months ago we started to talk to Pinkie about the school, what would happen, how she would stay at school in the mornings, how mum would walk her to school then leave her with the teacher. Around the same time we had a keyworkers meeting at the school to discuss Pinkie and all her problems and quirks, thinking of strategies to overcome any possible problems. At this meeting the school suggested that they compile a social story book for Pinkie with all the pictures of the teachers and adults that would work with her, places round the school that Pinkie was likely to go They were so thorough even down to the butterfly picture on her coat peg.We have gone through this book every day just in case any of the pictures have changed.

Tuesday is going to be such a wonderful but difficult day for us both. For Pinkie is going to be wonderful that she is starting a new chapter in her life but difficult because she will have so much change to cope with yet on the flip side she will encounter so many new experiences. For me it is going to be really difficult as I will be wondering if she is getting on ok, does she like the other children and do they like her. Is she doing what the teacher is telling her, am I going to get a phone call. The list of worries is endless. Not only is my baby girl going to school but its my baby girl with special needs. Years ago she would have just been put into a school no help what so ever and left to struggle. Now a days the teachers are better trained to cope with such children and who knows this could be the making of her. Best of luck to Pinkie for Tuesday.


4 responses to “Will she or won’t she cope.

  1. Very best of luck. You sound fully prepared, and your school sounds enviable. Look forward to hearing how she gets on.

    • Thank-you for your lovely comment. The school have been fantastic doing all they can to help.

      I will do a follow up post on Wednesday to let everyone how she got on, thank-you for reading my blog

  2. Thanks I finally came to a website where the webmaster knows what they’re talking about. Do you know how many results are in Google when I search.. too many! It’s so irritating having to go through page after page after page, wasting my day away with thousands of owners just copying eachother’s articles… bah. Anyway, thanks for the information anyway, much obliged.

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment. I know what you mean about the searching. Hopefully as the blog becomes better known it will be higher up the google ranking. I hope that you read the blog again sometime.

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