My middle daughter just turned 5 this summer and has never been very good at new situations or separating from me. She really loved preschool, but it was half day and only 3 times a week. Today is only the fourth day she will have gone to school (between staggered kindy entrance and a hurricane irene) and she wept this morning like we were trying to take her to the guillotine.
After school she is in okay spirits, but very frenetic, and she has told us how often she cries during the day (a lot, but getting less). She is excited about some of the things they do and learn, but really dislikes some things, too.
Short of physically wrestling her into her clothes and bodily carrying her into the building, what the heck do I do????