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Can u please ask my question on your page, My 33 month old daughter is starting kindly next week. She is very shy as we don’t have any family here and all her life she has seen mum and dad as her carers. Are there any tips to avoid drama on the big day and how other mothers handled this. I took her in today for some play so that she can get to know the other kids and teachers but she was crying all the time in my absence. Do you have any tips on starting daycare?
Love your platform. Thanks for your help.

Posted by Rabia 18/06/2013

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  • Make it sound heaps awesome and fun for her!! Try not to have any anxiety yourself as she can pick up from that… But just keep saying, oh wow, your going to have so much fun and make so many friends ect…

  • Hope all went well at Kindy

  • Hope it went well for you!

  • how did she go? :)

  • How did she end up going?

  • It is tough but important. We are planning to start playgroup for our little for the same reasons.

  • How did she go in the end?

  • It’s tough in those first few weeks, but things will get easier.

  • I hope things are going well for your little girl at daycare now.

  • It’s tough when they are a shy child. There is no easy answer

  • I had the same thing I took her a few times and stayed there With her,We took the plunge and I left she was upset but settled down as the weeks went on she cried as I dropped her off and I sort of hung around trying to make it better but the teacher ended up saying just go straight away the more you hang around the more she thinks you are always going to stay and she settles down quickly once you go so I did and she has been so much better it really is difficult all the best though..

  • See if you can go back and stay with her a few times

  • You can ease the transition by going in with her for the first few times, knowing you are there she may start to go off and play with some children. Slowly reduce the amount of time you are staying over the first two weeks, you may still have tears and sadness but trust me it does stop over time and usually once you are out of sight and the child is distracted with toys or other children they settle.

  • trust me they will love it, and for mums to be organised your best bet is to get everything out the night before

  • I agree with talias advice.
    Once she gets to know the other bubs, she will love it. I use to have to sneak ut the door when my bubs started day care, while she is distracted having fun, then they forget why they were crying in the first place.

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