Separation Anxiety at Drop-Off
Does anyone have experience doing drop-offs at pre-school with toddlers who cry and have separation anxiety?
My toddler is 2.5 years old and just started pre-school. She was doing really well her first and second week but the last couple days she went has been really weepy and sad. This morning I drove her to school and ended up taking her home because she was being so weepy.
I don’t know what to do because I really thought (and still believe) she is ready from a cognitive/social standpoint. I have to keep her in pre-school because I work from home and cannot devote the attention that she needs; more often than not the TV becomes the baby-sitter. I feel incredibly guilty if I leave her at school crying and I also worry that she will be a distraction to the other classmates. Her teachers asked me to pick her up early one of the days she was sad when I left and she wouldn’t stop weeping throughout the day. I don’t know what to do because I want and need her to go to school but I have so much stress now about dropping her off.