I had this situation last year as I had a new bubba and miss 2.5 at the time started two days a week at childcare, after three months of screaming, histerical crying and Meltdowns, I took her out and then have had a year of a very insecure child whenever i went to any group, playgroup or anywhere, I could never leave her and it all started after childcare finished as She was Just so Nervous I was going to leave her. she associated the bag i took to childcare as a school bag and never let me use it for her, she always cried and got frightened if i even mentioned we were going out, she”d say “mummy are we going to school? please don’t take me” It was so hard.
Now at 3.5 she has just done her first month at child care as has her sister only 14 months and both are doing wonderfully, no meltdowns or drams.
I was lucky enough to be able to stay at home and allow my daughter to grow and blossom with my care and allow her to feel secure and safe. she needed that and has always been a bit anxious since 6 months old.
I now have gone back to study again and have no issues. last year was tough and it zapped us all to the point that I didn’t want to leave the house. now we float out gracefully instead of dragging.
Published 18th February 2019