Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: completely present with my children
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DD, 2 y 4 m, is having a ROUGH transition back to school (a play-based full day program). We had 1 1/2 weeks together, the whole family. During that time we transitioned her from the family bed. This trigggered a lot of bedtime resistance but has mostly gone well. Yesterday and now this morning back at school she has been crying inconsolably. This is so unlike her. This happened only once before (pretty recently), and then it turned out she was sick. DD is an extremely social child, she loves her friends at school, and she adapts to change extremely quickly. I am so worried about this turn of events.
The other thing I can think of (besides that she just got used to being with us 24/7 and prefers that new normal) is that it has been a little hard to get her to wake up and stop nursing (so I can go to work) in the morning for the past couple of mornings. As I said, sleep was way off during the holidays; she stayed up late but then could sleep in late; naps were inconsistent at best. Perhaps she is just way tired.
OTOH, I need her to transition to the workaday schedule. I need to be at work on time, DH needs to be at work on time, and she really benefits (in theory) from being there for the core of the school day, the ritual, etc.
interpretation, suggestions, commiseration, etc. would be appreciated.