my 5 year old nomad
12/30/2011 at 06:52 AM

Does anyone know if staying away from home affects a kindergarten child's development? My grand daughter spends Friday and Saturday at her aunt's house, Saturday night and Sunday at her Dad's house, a week night or two at her Grandma's house, and the remaining time with her mom at her mom's new boyfriend's house. This has been happening since birth.
I am concerned that she doesn't feel a sense security and a place she can call home. Her K teacher has indicated that she has self-esteem/self-confidence issues and I believe, perhaps, that traveling around like a nomad and livign out of a duffle bag is why.
Does anyone have any experience in this area?

She may be having blood-sugar swings. Be sure she gets protein with every snack, and that she gets 3 meals and 2 snacks every day. Also be sure she gets plenty to drink, and at least one short nap every day, as dehydration and fatigue can also be problems.

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