Tanis - posted on 11/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My soon to be 4 year old has major separation issues with being left at a day home. I have been back to work since he was 11 months old and always had someone come to our home to look after him. This September the situation changed and I had to start taking him to a dayhome. My husband and I have odd schedules and don't need child care very often, so he is maybe going to the dayhome twice a week. When he is left at the dayhome he starts crying and doesn't usually stop for a couple of hours. Then he'll have moments throughout the day where he'll break down again. He just says how much he misses his mom and dad and wants to see us. He isn't really interacting with the other kids because he is so focused on the fact that he misses us and wants to see us. He is afraid that we are going to leave him there and forget about him. I try to call to talk to him at lunch, but have told him I can only talk for 10 minutes and he tries to keep me on the phone longer. I don't know what else I can do to get him to deal with things better... I need some help as this is tearing me apart!