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researched to find the best daycare center here for your toddler, but you did
not expect that she will go to pieces when you leave her there that you simply
dread saying goodbye and leaving her there.
ago. In fact, she seemed to be more
independent which made you decide you can leave her at the Day Care. She seemed to like the idea of playing and
doing fun activities with the other children.
Why then does she make a scene when you drop her off?
teacher insists that she is having fun with the program, then she must be
really having a good time at the day care.
She may be more afraid of being deserted by you or she may be fearful
that you are leaving her alone.
separation meltdowns, but until then, you can do the following to minimize the
misery you both feel during drop – offs:
that I am leaving my heart on the bear as I gesture to get my heart and put it
on the teddy. That way, whenever she
misses me, she can always hug her teddy bear.
If the school does not allow her to bring such objects, you can give her
a photo of your family in her bag or a locket that can remind her of you.
lot. In fact, you may be spilling all
your separation worries on her. Don’t
even mention about leaving her and telling her not to cry. You may upset her even more. Talk about what she will be doing in day care
– as long as it does not upset her – or what you can do together once you pick
pieces. You don’t need to humiliate her
or call her a “baby” because she is already feeling miserable. Tell her it is okay to feel scared, and
remind her that she did have fun a day ago in Day Care.