Yup, he just might!! But it's okay, he'll be okay. He won't cry all day, and within a couple days he won't cry at all! Talk about it, a lot, before it happens. Tell him all about it and how much fun it's gonna be. And always be positive! Never leave like it's a sad thing, make him think it's a great thing that he's staying there. Big hugs and kisses, I love yous and have a great day, mommy will be back soon...all with a smile and a great attitude. He will feed off of your reactions, so if he senses that you are sad or hesitant, it will make him more so as well. If it is an option, visit the preschool with him in advance also, just for a little bit so he can at least see the room before the first day of class. Good luck, mama. Just remember, the first day (or week) is always the hardest!
at 9:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2009