As featured in Parentdish

Friday, 25 February 2011

Reverse psychology

In six months time this year’s four and five year olds will be starting school. Some will be crying, many will be nervous, and a few will be clinging to their mum’s coats, asking to go home again.

My child however will be running into the school as fast as he can, asking his teacher to lock the door and not let that woman in.

I keep suggesting that he doesn’t go to school in August. Instead he can stay at home with me and we can kiss and cuddle all day. This is usually met with a scream of ‘Nooooooo”. For some reason he doesn’t want to and would rather go to school.

I now have a child who keeps taking his school shirt out of the wardrobe to wear and who has asked if he can start earlier.

Reverse psychology’s a great thing.

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