Liezl - posted on 02/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter started daycare on the 1st of Feb. She is 3 & a half years old. Week after week she asked when she could go to school. I finally registered her for daycare (half day) & she was excited to go, but cried when I dropped her off at daycare and once again at around 12h00. She was happy to see me when I pricked her up at 12h30. My real problem started when we got home from daycare as she became moody and irritable.The ladies are great with her at daycare. She still cries when I drop her off. The caregivers reassured me that she takes part in all the activities without crying & she is happy to see me when I pick her up, but she is uncontrollable when she gets home. She would not stop crying for an hour or more no explanation. I thought she might be hungry when I pick her up so I would give her food as soon as we get into the car & she would fall asleep on the way home, but the whole tantrum & crying thing would start again as she wakes up. She does not want to go to anyone but me (she doesn't want to let me go for one minute), but I can't seem to calm her down either. It has now been 3 weeks & I cannot seem to distract her or calm her down when she wakes from her afternoon nap. Everybody says I should give it time...how much time? She never used to be like this...