Brief background: two years ago, because of my daughter's HIGH social drive, I allowed her to go to a Mother's Day Out program 3 hours for 2 days a week. Last year, I allowed her to go to preschool 3 days a week because she loved school, loved her teacher, always wanted to know if she got to go to school that day, etc., etc.
I started to feel like she wasn't as excited about school a while back. I'd ask her about school and she didn't really tell me anything different. A couple of times she has told me that "nobody" wants to play with her. She started becoming "shy" when my husband dropped her off in the a.m., which is not at ALL how she is in every other situation.
So now my daughter tells me she doesn't like school. I have tried every way I can think of to uncover (1) why this is, and (2) why the change. While trying to not make a big deal of it, yet still listen hard, I've learned that she says she likes every single teacher and every single kid. Sometimes she mentions one boy who hit her LAST year, but that's it.
This week I had the parent-teacher conference, and uncovered nothing there either, especially about the nobody wanting to play with her business. She said that it's not that way at all.
Now I'm really stumped as to how to get to the bottom of her reasons for not liking school.
Has anyone else gone through this? What ended up being the reason? How did you discover it? Or if anyone has any suggestions about how to get to the root of it, I would certainly appreciate it.