Week three of school and all of a sudden we have encountered 'I don't want to go to school' - it was first triggered on Friday morning when we were discussing what they (twins) would be having for lunch and one of them said she didn't want it. It quickly descended into chaos and we had to bring her home, leaving her sister almost equally upset at the school
Have tried to find out why it all started by talking to her about it but she just goes from 'the dinners' through to 'the days are too long' and 'I go there too much' but she was used to longer days at nursery (although only part-time).
This morning (after much cajoling at home just to get her dressed and ready) she was left screaming the place down and kicking everything in sight. Apparently after about 10 minutes and lots of encouragement from her teacher to do something to distract her she calmed down.
The only thing I *think* it might be is that the teacher is male and she has never really got on with men - but she hasn't actually mentioned anything to do with that.
So - what techniques has anyone tried that might work - knowing how she works (she *never* forgets) it won't be a simple case of her forgetting what she was upset about and we fear we could be in for a few weeks of hell until she accepts that no amount of crying will change anything (ie, she will still have to go to school every day).