Joy - posted on 01/01/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
Does anyone have problems leaving their little ones at the church nursery/sunday school? -and then returning home? If so any suggestions?
First, I should mention I try to use positive discipline as much as possible and don't like to use CIO methods. So I would prefer advice along those lines if possible.
My daughter's 2 -almost 2 1/2 years old. My church is a large church & has a room designed for the younger two year olds and another one for the older two year olds that are a step up from the nursery but not quite at the level of Sunday School. Every Sunday when we go to church my daughter wants to go to 'Mommy's church' instead of the two-year-olds.
I tried that a few weeks this last December. She loves the singing and likes to dance to the music (which is fine with me,) but when we get to the sermon she starts running up and down the aisles and being generally disruptive despite what I tell her to do. So I end up picking her up and taking her to the 2 year old nursery/sunday school anyway and I miss the sermon (which I can catch online later.)
Then when I leave her at the sunday school/nursery she has a tantrum and I have to leave to her crying - and I hate CIO, but the volunteers say she settles down a few minutes after I leave. Today I skipped 'Mommy's church,' but there was still a tantrum. Then when I pick her up she doesn't want to leave the church and we have another tantrum on the way to the car!
(I'm cross posting to Positive Behavior Strategies too.)