Thursday, May 7, 2009

Acting Out

My newly turned five year old is suddenly experiencing separation anxiety. We are also having bouts of scratching, growling and acting out like nothing I have seen. I pulled out my Parenting with Love and Logic book last night to study up. Three days this week she has cried when we have dropped her off at school. Highly unusual. Even the first day I left her at preschool almost two years ago she did not cry. The teacher pulled me aside to discuss this and we are scratching our heads. And although I am working again, I am only working while she is at school. Quite mysterious.
And so tomorrow, she starts her swimming class. I will be there watching, but not swimming. I think I need to do a rain dance or something so it does not end in disaster. The teacher is a no nonsense, post-menopausal German lady, who I hear does not take "no" for an answer. This all sounds like a good blog post....I will have to remember to take pictures.

1 comment:

heather said...

j. never had separation anxiety until he was ending his 4's...pre-k spring.(super close to 5) I don't know why..but he would have MAJOR meltdowns when we would drop him at school. It didn't last very long, but was definitely puzzling. A. has the usual separation anxiety that's normal at his age...but j. never did. maybe he was catching up to that developmental milestone..? j. also never had terrible twos...he skipped that stage and made up for it in his 4s, 5s and 6s. ha.

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