To be in a new place is always challenging for him.
It took him a couple of weeks until he can be dropped at school without any drama or crying. He was not talking to friends and teachers until the second term started. Now, after almost a year, he likes being at school playing with friends, he often leaves the school one hour after the school time is finished. He is very close to his friends, he is very attached to his kinder. “I am gonna miss my kinder”, he said many times lately.
Soon, he will move to a new school. He will spend time with new friends and new teachers. He was always nervous in every orientation activity. Today, he was quietly crying once entering the room full of new people, even though I was with him. Only after a while he stopped crying and got the courage to let me go from his side. Teachers and older kids were approaching, trying to comfort him, but he just got more nervous and when he could not stand it, he was crying again.
I was watching from the other side of the room and I was so proud. He managed to deal with his fear and he did not run to his mom. He cried, he did not eat his lunch, he did not talk to people, but he was staying and involved in the activity, eventually. He went out with all the children for bear hunting, without even looking at me. At the end of the session, he returned to the room accompanied by one older kid, and he was smiling.
I am proud of him, not for being easy, but for being brave
— Facebook, 25 November 2015