It was one of the hardest times for me because my son was starting nursery and it was going to be a long separation as he was going to attend full time.. on his first day I stayed with him no way would I have left him crying helpless and scared of the new environment he didn’t know anyone and wouldn’t talk to anyone. he is really attached to me so I knew that separating from him will hard.. first day 1 hour went quick he only played with me. he attended 1 hour for few days and still wasn’t settling he was throwing tantrums and crying as he refused to go nursery he just wanted to stay at home with me and didn’t understand why he had to go nursery even though I was explaining to him he refused to understand. after starting to go 2 hours I left him even though it broke my heart and it was so hard seeing him cry and beg for me I left him I was crying too. it was such a bad experience. when I had returned I watched him from the door he was playing alone but wasn’t crying he seemed happy but soon as he sow me he started crying. I kept explaining to him that he has to go and he has no choice, I did refuse and didn’t want to leave me but I new that for him to get used to nursery I had to leave him. after 2 weeks he stopped crying but his eyes still filled with tears when saying goodbye. but I managed to ignore it. and after 1 month of attending nursery his happy and started making friends. Nursery was a big change in his life especially as he doesn’t speak English.
Posted anonymously, 10th October 2015