I have a 21 month old daughter and I have been back at work for 8 months now. I only work 2 days a week and my daughter is cared for by her Dad or Grandma when I’m working. She has adjusted ok, there are no more tears when I leave. But I feel awful whenever I leave, maybe because she doesn’t get upset anymore… Like she doesn’t miss me, or even worse, she doesn’t need me anymore. I knew I had to adjust to going back to work, and that it wouldn’t be easy. But I feel guilty that I want my daughter to be upset when I leave for work. I guess I knew she wanted me to be with her and that she needed me, when she would grab my leg and cuddle tight. I just feel so awful and guilty.
Posted by mothergoose, 3rd July 2013