My daughter (5 years old today) is very sad at the thought of leaving daycare. She has a lot of friends there and unfortunately none of them are going to the same school as her. The last few nights she has been crying about missing her friends, not wanting to grow up and not wanting to start school. I'm sure that when she gets to school she will make new friends and enjoy the challenges of the new work but this period of transition is rough.
What can I do? I want to support her and also help her to feel excited about this new step. Any tips/hints/strategies?