It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Not at home

I’m not here today because I’m over here, writing about daycare drop-offs…

July 17, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. I like your drop-off procedure; in fact, we do the same thing here. At my house we’ve also added a cheerful wave out the window to departing parents…the kids love it and so do the grown-ups.

    Comment by Clementine | July 18, 2008 | Reply

  2. my daughter had no problem with the drop off at preschool. but, at art camp this summer, she cried every day at drop off time. the camp teachers were a little clueless about how to handle it! finally, they figured out that they could come over to take the crying child from me! as i was buckling up my son in the parking lot, another mommy (bless her!) came by and told me that my daughter had already stopped crying! yay!

    Comment by Dana | July 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. Loved that post.

    Wish I had read it 10 years ago before Daughter entered pre-school. I was one of those “Earnest Mommies” who would hold her arms back out after handing over the weepy child to the caregiver.

    It made for a difficult transistion until the Supervisor took me aside and assured me that Daughter was fine and that it was more of a “Mommy” issue.

    That was kind of embarrassing.

    But in the end, it really helped and once consistently practised; the smile, the wave, the reassuring, “I’ll see you later” and walking away, made all the difference for both of us.

    Comment by Zayna | July 19, 2008 | Reply


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