We’re so excited for Sam to start Kindergarten next week… and nervous.
Sam is a younger brother, so it’s not that Elementary School is a new and unexplored territory for us. We’re nervous because we’re not sure how this whole classroom of strangers is going to treat him and his limb difference. We want to be the optimist that says, “Everything will be fine, everyone will just accept him as he is and they’ll all play together in harmony!” but that’s not very likely. The opposite view is just as unlikely. The reality will end up somewhere between. We wonder aloud, “Have we prepared him enough? Have we given him the tools to meet any situation he will face at a new school?” The answer is, of course, “no” but we feel like we’ve given him a framework of skills to help him approach the situations he may face.
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