I Chickened Out of Preschool

Written by Tamara Reese on .


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This past summer, my husband and I decided to send our toddler to Jewish preschool. We agonized over our budget to see if we could make it work. I read up on gentle separation techniques and ordered him a backpack. Since the arrival of our second baby coincided with the start of the school year, we wanted to wait until the after the new year for him to start.

January felt so far away at that point.


Tamara Reese is a qualitative epidemiologist turned stay-at-home-Mama turned consultant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and contributing editor at She is the mother of two boys and her passions include child injury prevention, gentle parenting, and breastfeeding advocacy. Her posts on baby name battles, her birth story and her reaction to the killing at the zoo were also featured on PlayGround.

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