I totally understand how you feel.

What made it a littler easier for me is having seen my prep students go through it.

The mums would need emails phone calls and reassurance…while the child is fine in 5 minutes.

I am currently going through a separation and feel awful but most days my daughter is happy to go to childcare.

Some of the strategies i use or have used are…

#prompting my daughter with talking points eg when you go you will be able to telk them about your easter bunny hunt

#prompting the teacher as i leave eg. She had so much fun on the weekend and did painting with her cousins

#letting her choose a snuggle blanket or stuffed toy for nap time

#asking her what she would like to do when i pick her up eg. Park or library so she has something to look foward to

#creating photo albums she can bring to share of special events eg bday album

#spending time walking around her childcare room and letting her share her day when i pick her up

# talking about care the night before eg tom you are going to see your friends…what do you think you might do

…and above all not letting her know how sad i feel…talking about going in a positive way

Posted by ambrosia1, 3rd April 2013

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  • You have some excellent tips here to help other mums. I think you’re wonderful, you’re going through a rough patch, yet here you are reaching out and trying to help others. Thank you


  • These pointers are really good.


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