Lydia - posted on 09/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 5-yr old son has separation anxiety EVERYDAY I drop him off at Kindergarten/daycare. It has been 2.5 wks since this new change, but he had been doing this even prior to starting Kindergarten when I previously dropped him off at preschool. He usually either hangs onto me or blocks my way from leaving. I always have to have a "helper" pry him off of me, crying and having a fit. I try to leave as quickly as possible, but I ALWAYS need help getting him separated from me. A reward at the end of the day and promising that I will pick him up later never works. I'm at a loss as to what I can do to make the transition at drop-off easier on both of us. It's frustrating and upsetting starting the day off this way! Any helpful advice is appreciated!