Daycare Drama - EVERY DAY!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 PM
They know exactly where we are going in the mornings, as I always tell them it's time to go to "Auntie's" house. 90% of the time they have no problem getting on jackets & shoes and getting out the door.
Once we get to the sitter's house, they are ok and are ok even once we get in the door. The freak out starts when the sitter helps one of them take of their shoes and jacket - "Mommy do it!" and doesn't end unless I coddle them.
I've stopped coddling, started just undressing them and leaving. The sitter says they cry only for a minute after I leave, but it is so frustrating to hear EVERY morning.
This week I'm talking to them more about what they can do when the get to Auntie's house and no crying when we get there. It's not working so far.
Anyone been through this? Was there any miracle solution?
I expected it to be rough for the first couple weeks, but seriously, 10 months later and it's still going on is nuts to me!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:50 PM
Livie and Sophie 5/2012
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:58 PM
My only advice is to create a good bye routine. You take off shoes coat, hug and kiss and say good bye... I'll pick you up later today and leave. Make it short, be firm but kind. You might even try having a transition comfort item. This did help. Their school allows a stuffed animal at nap time from home. One of mine carries his monkey inside and holds his at breakfast and it seems to help.
It will get better.... eventually.
Born 1/20/09 at 32 wks 5 days
Logan 3 lbs 10 oz
Connor 3 lbs 9.5 oz
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:56 PM
Their cousin started daycare at 18 months. He is over 3 now. But he still cries when his mom drops him off. So its just kids thing. Go easy on yourself :)
This post has been edited by w101ttd: 13 April 2012 - 09:56 PM