My ds just turned 3 last month - so he is a young 3 and just started a 2.5 hr. each morning preschool. This is starting his 3rd week there - so it is still very new - AND I had rarely ever left him before - RARELY!
The first 4 days he had a blast!!!!!!!
The second week became very difficult. He complained of stomach hurting, began to wake about 6 am (rather than 7 or 8 am), poops became hard and small, and what little he does eat appeared to dwindle to less and he became very defiant!. On Thursday, I kept him home bc I was concerned it was too much for him. We had a very relaxed day at home and all was peaceful. Then friday morning was lots of crying at the school. But today was the topper. He screamed and cried. The teacher and I decided I just needed to pass him over and make it quick. He quit crying in about 5 min. (I stood outside) When I picked him up he had had the best time! Of course this is what I want, but it made me a bit angry at him. I KNOW that he loves it there and I KNOW he is well taken care of. He talks about it alot while at home But when it is time to go, he says, I don't want to go, I want to stay home with you mommy. over and over.
I am unsure I am dealing with this in the correct way and need some phrases that I can use to help him transition better.
Please help. jen