Last night Brynna had a meltdown about going to daycare again. She told me that she only wanted to go if a certain one of the workers was there. When I asked her why she said it was because one of the teachers put her in timeout in the hallway until she stopped crying for us in the mornings and the other put her in the bathroom in timeout (with the door open) until she stopped crying. This made me sick to my stomach. I know it's awful to listen to a child cry but IMO a child should never be punished for this. I am all about timeout when they do something wrong but crying for a parent is something they have no control over. So needless to say I was up all night worried sick over this and my DH and I decided that she will not be going back to the daycare. It was too late to call my Mom last night after we made our decision but she had offered awhile back to just keep Brynna so that is where Brynna will be going from now on. We promised Brynna she would not be going back to the daycare. I am just sick over thinking I made a bad choice in making her still attend the daycare. This is the first time Brynna had said that she had been punished over her crying. I know Brynna to be a truthful child and I believe her. This also explains some other things going on. Brynna is a sleepwalker and has night terrors. They are especially bad when she is over tired or when she is stressed out. Over the past month or so the night terrors and sleepwalking intensified tremendously. I thought it was the impending arrival of the baby but now I am beginning to realize it was the anxiety about going to daycare and her fear of being punished. I am so thankful that my Mom is going to step in and care for Brynna until I go on maternity leave and then I am going to find a more permanent means of care for her. Thanks if you made it this far but I just needed to get this out of my mind and off my chest so maybe I can breathe a little easier.