Thursday, February 10, 2011

Preschool Crying

Questioner: Katrina

Subject: Preschool crying

Question: My 3yr old started pre-school on Aug.20th and up until this week everything has been fine, but now she has started crying when I leave. She is is excited to go to school but when she gets there she doesn't want to stay. What can I do to help her?

Answer: Dear Katrina:

Has something in her environment changed at home or at school? Three is a very young age to be separated from your mom. Try giving her a small picture she can keep with her or something that smells of you. Often if young children can somehow experience you when you are not there it is enough to get them through the day. Remember their 8 hour day is in sloooooowwwww motion. Time does not move quickly for her like it does for you.

Best wishes!

M Kay Keller

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