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How can I prepare my child for kindergarten?

How can I prepare my child for kindergarten?

Get excited: Help your child get excited about this next big step. In the month before attending school put a little more structure into their day with some time for arts and crafts, reading books, quiet time, practice writing name, etc. This will help prepare them for some of the activities kindergarten will have. If possible figure out what friends will be in their class and schedule a couple play dates. ...Read more

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How many hours a day should a child in kindergarten sleep?

How many hours a day should a child in kindergarten sleep?

Sleep 9-12 hours: Most kindergarteners should sleep a total of 9-12 hours per day. Not all will be at night. Many 5 year olds require a mid day nap. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of my child germs and getting sick in kindergarten?

Why am I so scared of my child germs and getting sick in kindergarten?

Normal, but: It is stressful to parent and kindergarten represents a separation where you have little control of the variables involved. Accept that you have done your best in the past to prepare the kid. Proper vaccines protect against the worst issues. The kid also has some experience with germs, building an immune system from past colds and other issues. ...Read more

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Which immunizations does my child need before starting kindergarten?

Which immunizations does my child need before starting kindergarten?

Immunization: DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella. Plus they’ll need to make up any other shots missing from the past. ...Read more

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My mom teaches the kindergarten kids and she wears heels in her legs at school.is it ok?

My mom teaches the kindergarten kids and she wears heels in her legs at school.is it ok?

What is the problem: in wearing high heals while teaching KG kids, unless you are worried about your mother's posture and back if she has back problems/disease, if so better avoid high healed footwear and put on comfortable ones ...Read more

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Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia? .

Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia?

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It : It is completely normal for a young child to reverse letters when first learning how to write - it is not an indicator of dyslexia. Many kids will continue to confuse b's and d's, q's and p's, well into first and even second grade. The same is true for confusing similar spellings of words. I've attached an article that talks about dyslexia and what to look for. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am19;when7, a kid from kindergarten did sexual intercourse on me.I do not know if he ejaculated or not.I'm concerned about catchinghiv, no symptomsyet?

I am19;when7, a kid from kindergarten did sexual intercourse on me.I do not know if he ejaculated or not.I'm concerned about catchinghiv, no symptomsyet?

Doubtful: A sexual encounter between kindergarten aged children, over 12 years ago, would in all likelihood not cause any HIV worries. If you feel otherwise saddened or are "mentally scarred" from this childhood event, be sure to discuss with your dr. And get the appropriate counseling and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more