Being a mother of four children is very hard at times but also very fun. My second child is about to graduate from kindergarten tomorrow. While I am very proud of him for achieving this and being able to graduate with his class is always a good thing. After having some problems throughout the year though as far as difficulty reading and writing his numbers, he is able to pass on to the first grade. I wonder sometimes though, if after struggling this year throughout kindegarten if he is also going to struggle through first grade, Alot has changed since I was in kindergarten, we did not use computers, I dont remember having to read in order to pass either. Nowadays, with all the technology that the world keeps coming out with it just makes the expectations of our children higher.
I am nervous and scared at the same time for my son. I am scared that he will not remember all he has learned throughout this year. I am nervous he will struggle again. I have hope that he can succeed and I know that as long as he puts his mind to it he will able to accomplish whatever goals he has set for himself. I am very proud of him for putting his mind to work and getting through the tough times he has had this past year. The only thing I myself as a parent can do is continue to work with him throughout the summer and hope that he is able to succeed next year.
I wonder though why they dont have any summer programs in our area to help these young children make the transition easier for them. It is a big difference from kindegarten to first grade. As we all get our children ready to celebrate this big day in their lives I can only hope that us as parents make it easy for the children to go on to the next step in their lives. Whether your child is graduating from kindergarten, 5th grade or even 12th grade it is a big step for both children and parents. As we all make this step together we can all think of it as a positive experience. Everything big in life we will always question is it scary or not? There is only one way to get the answer and that is to keep moving forward. As a parent I will always be proud of my children and the only thing I can do is be their to support and comfort them through their hard times.