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your concerns as four months is a long time for the separation tears to have continued.
The two days a week sounds fine for her age and isn’t too much. Most children will take about four weeks or so of being upset when you leave for them to be able to cope with the separation. And yes, some staff may well and truly tell you “she is fine a few minutes after you leave’’ just to make you feel better, however the vast majority of staff would not do so.
There are a few different strategies to try.
You will need to work out what is possible and chat to the staff and see what they also suggest.
If she starts to get upset in the car, then distraction is a good idea here, get her brain thinking about something else. Give her a job to do, such as carry her backpack, SCIENTISTS have discovered a gene they believe may hold the key to why some teenagers binge eat.
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“I’m still trying to get a dinner party together for the summer and, trust me, I won’t be cooking for it. And on date nights I eat take- out with my husband.” give her jobs to do once in her room, as her brain needs something else to think of.
Keep the drop- offs to the same time each morning, get her involved quickly when you arrive in an activity that is not you carrying or holding her.
Stay for a few moments and leave quickly, but make sure you say goodbye. Find a staff member who is better at handling her, for example, stays calm and distracts her, get them to praise her for coping after you have gone.
To reassure yourself that she is OK, after you drive away with a heavy heart, phone the centre within five minutes of leaving and check. You are not bothering them, it is your child and checking she is fine should be welcomed if she is having difficulty. Email questions to aboutababy@ townsvillebulletin. com. au. Nicole Pierotti is a child psychologist who is an expert in helping solve sleep problems. Call 4724 2600 or go to babysmiles. com. au
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