My son did his first day of kindergarten last Friday.
On his first day of school he came home and said, "I had to write my name lots of times on sheets of paper. I didn't like that."
My son is perfectly capable of writing his name. (Two years of preschool and 4 years of childcare gave him a pretty good idea).
He came back from his second day of kindergarten today, and that was his first comment.
"How was school".
"I had to write my name a lot".
Now as a parent you have to rein in your paranoia a bit, and try and use good judgment. (This is a particularly small sample size). The challenge is that you want your kids to have a great time at school and drink it all in.
On the other side, this might be a normal experience for boys in infants school where writing is hard work. (I recall years of pain doing cursive writing). It might be that sitting still all day is hard work as well.
(I'll note that my daughter two years older loved kindergarten).
The thought still lingers. Do I need to help my son get better at writing his name? Can I encourage him to delight in it? Is there a way I can make it fun? Should I just get over myself and not worry about it?
My question is: My son started kindergarten and doesn't like writing his name. How should I think about this?
EDIT: I wanted to thank everyone for their comments. His sister was at a friends place yesterday so I took him out for a milkshake. He confessed he'd made a mistake the first time he wrote it and didn't like that very much. He also hangs out with his best buddy from preschool, and he said his buddy likes to complain about having to write his name. We're all good! A rambunctious, slightly self-conscious five year old boy living life with his mates.