View Full Version : Separation Anxiety - who has it bad?
Whether it's their first day at daycare, preschool or school, or they're heading off for the first playdate without you or a sleepover at their BFF's house, there is sure to be some separation anxiety.
But who has it bad the most? Is it you or do your kids shed the tear? Did you cry at the gate when you dropped the kids of at school or care? Or are you strong and revel in seeing your kids cut the apron strings?
No tears from DD or me. She loves school and I barely get a goodbye :laughing:
DS2 just started preschool and has ALWAYS been a mummies boy but his 1st day he was so excited not a tear was shed from either of us till I picked him up in the arvo....only because he didnt want to come home...lol
My 4yo boy is a daddy's boy through and through but I was touched when on his first day at preschool last week, he happily let dad go off to work but told me I had to stay until he said I could go. Aaaw! He does love me!!! (I knew it!) :yes:
We have only left her once (voluntarily) in 2yrs2months and we def struggle worse that she does.
We have photo's of her happy as Larry playing with her cousins, where as us in the wedding photo's are anxious and teary and trying to get away!!!!!
So yep, she is happy to get some time out, we feel totally freaked and sad about the whole idea.
We struggle a million times more then DS. Anytime we drop him off somewhere he waves goodbye and barely looks back. I get very heartbroken but I'm also so happy that he's independent. We've obviously done something right as he's very confident and seccure. Hate leaving him though, I miss my angel.
It is natural for a kid to feel nervous and anxious at very first day of school. Parents should prepare their children for this day. Parents can teach some social skills to their children. For a socially prepared child, it is much easier to mix up with other children and find friends.
A child's first day at school is a test of the parental skills of his/her parents.
My bub is 10 months old and i am FREAKING OUT about her going to school in 4 yrs time.. :confused:
She's my little buddy.. i know my worrying is a um premature:o.... but im hoping to get her into some kind of kindy when she's older for some practise for me. Ive left her once for half a day with MIL... i hated it. She didnt know i was even gone.
Her dad took her to swimming lessons one day while i raced around and caught up on housework, but after they were done he took her shopping. He even packed a lunch bag for her unbeknown to me. They had a fabulous time together and it makes me think i need to let her go more. After two hours i was on the phone saying bring her baaacccckkkkkk.
I know im not the norm. i am a super freak.:D
Nah, no tears here, I love seeing DS become independant. He starts kindy in about 2 weeks and I'm interested to see how he goes when I have to leave him there, because I've never left him with adults he doesn't know very well. He does know 3 of the kids there already so hopefully when he sees them he will forget I'm even there.
A bit of both, depends on the day. Mondays are usually a godsend for me with DD at school and DS at DC. It's a much needed break and a time for my housework.
But other days I see DD in her school uniform and feel a bit sad and I do miss her thru the day.
My both kids were nervous when they went first time at school. But we prepare them for this. Inspite of this my daughter was cried for long time. It was long time to mix up her in schoos atmoshpere. Now days there is no problem with both children.
A Party of Five
No - I love seeing the kids become independent
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