My 7 year old is crying every time I drop him to school and put him to bed?

Esther - posted on 10/13/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




We recently moved from a very small part of the country to a big city so I know what has triggered this separation worry but... He's such a happy confident boy the rest of the time! He's made loads of friends. tge last couple of weeks has started crying at bed time and doesn't want to be left alone. He also gets really upset when I drop him to school and really doesn't want me to leave! I'm starting to get very worried as it seems to be getting worse!?


Chet - posted on 10/13/2014




Definitely talk to the school. Let them know that he's having these problems, and find out what they've observed about his behaviour in class, interacting with other kids, etc.

It's possible that something at school is bothering him. What does he say about school?

One strategy you can use to figure out if something is happening at school that he doesn't like is to ask him what the very best thing was about his day, and if there was something else about his day that he didn't like. You can make it a game where you each share a thing you liked and a thing you didn't like so much.

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