My 2-year-old does not separate well from me. In the past I've left her for short periods of time with her grandparents and at my gym's daycare, but she just cries the whole time. I'm worried what it will be like if I leave her for longer periods to go to work. Please help!
Can you tell in advance when your child might be heading towards a meltdown? We had set up a "calming down" corner in her room. We used it as a place for her to go and center and reorganize herself when she was starting to get upset -- but before she got too upset.
When our children are upset, we want to soothe them. By habit and by memory our own childhood experiences, we may be tempted to soothe with food.
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