My grandson T. had a kindergarten experience that made me sad indeed.
Instead of waking up each morning with joy for learning, he cried and complained he didn't want to go. He would return home from school with his shirt completely chewed up from nervousness and anxiety. He hated everything about school and treated every question about it with gloom and avoidance.
When we teach in ways that are developmentally inappropriate, we take the excitement out of a child's adventure, the adventure all children deserve. We remove the joy that learning should be. Hopefully this year will be much better for him, and for all children everywhere!
Teacher. Please love him!