Not sure where to post this Q. I am a SAHM with a 2 year old whom is ALWAYS with me. The longest she usually is away from me is for 2 hours and thats her dad taking her to the park. She is very attached to me and struggles to stay with dad let alone anyone else. Its mom, mom, mom and mom only. She is OK with leaving me at home and going out with dad, but I cant be the one leaving.
I am not sure what to do about this. No family close to home to develop other bonds and I dont know if she will mature in time for preschool. I want to send her to Montessori which is 5 days a week but am freaking out how she will handle this. I have tried leaving her at childcare (for an hour max) etc.. but each time the crying and sobbing gets worse. I get so jealous of other moms who can leave their kids for a few hours!
I am thinking of a 2 hours x 2 days a week program 6-12 months prior to leading up to the full time Montessori. Any guidance on this?
FYI we co-sleep and still BF, which adds to the closeness I guess. Of course I love it but am worried I need to somehow prepare her for preschool or do I just let time pass and cross my fingers when she is 3 she is more mature and will be OK? I dont want it to be traumatic. I know her, it would be more than a few minutes crying.
Aside from the attachemnt, she is MORE than ready to start, even role plays at home goin gto "school" and says goodbye. But she does that too re: going to a music class with dad yet when the time comes, screams for mom to go and leave poor dad at home.