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« on: October 10, 2008 07:06:32 AM »

My sweet little bundle of joy went to school (play school) for the first time in her life. Reason enough for me to sew a new dress for her, this dress was made of left over fabrics after sewing a salwar for my sister (Posted in Clothes section in this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272235.0)

The material left was limited and this was what i could manage, a mock-wrap skirt and simple top. The fabric has diagonal pintucks.

Snaps were taken when she was in a hurry to go to school and once in school, she never stopped crying and made me cry as well (sounds silly, but i am an emotional person); she came back to me in half an hour which seemed to be an eternity for me and she didn't stop sobbing till we were back home, hence no proper snaps. I am hoping she will be adapting to the new environment in about 10 days from now, i am hoping ....

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Any tips on how to console my little darling and convince her to have a nice time at play school.... Most welcome and are sincerely requested

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008 07:19:25 AM »

The dress is beautiful. I LOVE the fabric. I want to make a wrap skirt. I don't think it's silly at all that you cried. I would cry too. That's one of the reasons we homeschool our children. I can't let them go. I cry when they get immunizations too. Maybe next time you can stay with her for a little while. Just for a few days till she gets settled in. She'll be OK. It's hard to leave mommy. That's probally all she really knows. She has to learn to trust other care givers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008 08:22:41 AM »

That dress is absolutely adorable.  I love the detail on the back, and the pintuck fabric is to die for!

For your baby, don't worry.  My mom ran a daycare, and all kids cried their first few days.  Once she makes friends, and bonds with her teachers, she'll be raring to go, and crying when she has to leave (that, I've been told, is harder!).  My mom always found it best if parents were in and out, and didn't stick around.  It tends to distract the kids, and makes it harder for them to adjust to the different setting.  I'd give it a week, for sure, to let her adjust and settle into her new routine.  She'll be fine!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008 08:46:48 AM »

Beautiful! She looks darling.

As for adapting, she'll get used to it. I worked at a Montessori school for ages 2-5th grade and I agree that with the really little ones, it's best if Momma doesn't stick around. Be cheerful and supportive and she'll soon find others to play with. If she isn't the outgoing type, don't worry, they will find her! The kids who had the hardest time were the ones who had the overprotective mom's who used to hang out in the doorway and wait for the tears to start. I think the kids used to sometimes get upset just because they knew mom was their waiting. (I'm not saying you're one of these, but I've seen them) If she really has a hard time, there's no harm in making her wait another year (you said this is preschool, right?), but I don't think that will be an issue.

Good luck with getting your little one used to school.

The dress is wonderful. I'd keep that for her little ones down the line.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008 09:28:48 AM »

The dress is beautiful!! 

For school....my son cried every day for almost the entire year of preschool.  He would only cry for a few minutes but he cried every time I would leave him.  He was fine as soon as I was gone and didn't want to come home when school was over!  It's best if you drop her off as quick as possible and don't hang around.  It's harder on the teacher and on your daughter if you hang around too much.  She will adjust and get used to it (and so will you!).  Smiley  Good Luck!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010 06:44:31 PM »

Your daughter is gorgeous! The dress is beautiful as well. Hopefully she adjusts to school quickly and easily. It seems like a lot of little ones (and their moms) have some issues at first but after a while they grow to enjoy it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010 10:06:59 PM »

GORGEOUS outift!!!

I'm glad you got some advice from the other ladies here.  I don't have anything to offer as I'm another homeschooling mom. Hopefully she'll adjust quickly. It's a big change so she probably just needs a little time to get used to the idea.
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