I'm going to apologize in advance, because I know this is going to be kind of rambling. But I just have a feeling something is wrong, but can't put my finger on exactly what. I guess I'm just looking for advice, or for others' interpretations of the situation.
DD (26 months) has been in this daycare center since August. This is her first time in a center, previously she had been in a home care with only one other child. She had about 2 weeks of difficult adjustment period, and then she was fine. She was happy. She loved her teachers and friends and wanted to go see them. She was happy at home as well, as she always has been.
Starting a few weeks (maybe a month at most) ago, this changed. She continued to be the happy, sweet child she always has been- but only on the weekends. On the weekdays, she is extremely clingy to me, refusing to let Daddy do anything with her. She throws horrible tantrums non-stop about the tiniest things. She is mean- says a lot of things like, "No! I don't like that! Stop it (fill in name of person or pet)!"
I talked to one of her teachers yesterday, who said that DD is very happy-go-lucky at school, never throws tantrums, etc. Because I was standing there for such a long time talking to the teacher, I saw the floater teacher in the room put DD's friend in time out, and she said, "No-I don't like that!" to the little boy. So at least I know where she got that from...
Some other important facts: a month ago, DH started a new job that requires a longer commute, meaning DD is going to school earlier in the morning. She gets there at 7 now, instead of 8 like she used to. I pick her up at 4. She naps for about 1 hour and 45 minutes at school, although she really needs at least 2 hours (3 is her ideal). She also turned 2 in September. I'm just trying to provide as much information as possible, because I really don't know if this is normal or not. I just am tired of the weekday drama, by the end of the week, I hate to say it, but I almost don't like her very much. But then the weekend comes and she is my perfect child again.
So what's the problem? Is she not getting enough sleep? Is she spending too much time at daycare? Is there a problem with their discipline methods?