For some, seeing the kindergarten teacher have such remarkable control over 20 children seems astonishing.
But she doesn't get that without doing something. And the children don't always tell you what injustices have occurred during the day, even if you ask them.
Now a child is not wanting to go to school. 1-2 hours of crying in the morning. When you ask him, he says things like "it goes on for a long, long, long time."
So it's boring.
But it seems like it's more than that. We suspected bullying, but answers to questions like "who do you like to play with, and why?" and "who do you not like to play with, and why??" have answers like "Lloyd", they don't seem to point to bullying.
So we kept assuming it had to do with the other children. But the children don't seem to be bullying each other. One time one of us observed an Science activity put on by the teacher, we observed very obedient, well behaved kids, who went and sat on the carpet when told, and put their hands on their head when told, and ate their lunches when told, and didn't talk or interact with each other much at all. Like little robots.
What if you suspect the teacher's tactic for getting control is harsh, and hurting your child psychologically?
How do you investigate what's going on?