Hi all! I have been a stay at home mom on and off since my children were born. My daughter is finishing up Kindergarten soon and my son will be going to pre-school next year. My daughter had THE HARDEST time breaking away from me when she went to pre-school because I had been home with her every single day since she was born then I went back to work when she started pre-school. Of course then my son came along so now I'm back home :)
That whole "your child will get over it in a few weeks" thing did NOT work for my daughter. She cried every day I dropped her off at pre-school and this went on for 2 years. She FINALLY started to like school this year when she went on to Kindergarten. However, those two years of her crying EVERY DAY and begging me not to leave her at school just about broke me, I don't know if I can do it again with my son.
He is even worse with me! I can't leave the house without him. If my husband and I go out to dinner my sitter will call me at least 3 times with him sobbing for me to come home. I have finally learned that it is o.k. for him to be sad for a few minutes because eventually he gets over it. Although he always goes right back into his sadness and calls me again. I don't know how I' am going to be able to drop him off at pre-school next fall. I have been trying to get out on little trips (an hour so) just to the grocery store without him and he just has a melt down almost every time.
I have spoken to the director of the pre-school about him and she said that they believe in just dropping the children off at the door and having the parents leave because the children need to learn that "disconnect" and of course "they will be fine in a few weeks".
So does anyone have any tips on how to get him more prepared to go to school in the fall and break away just a little bit so he's not crying all day, every day without me? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!