She just started daycare (after my husbands 8 month layoff) and preschool. I have been working full-time for over 2 years. When I drop her off she is teary and doesnt want me to leave. However, it is when I pick her up that all bets are off! She is kicking screaming hitting yelling hateful and just plain mad. Only to me, even at home sometimes when I tell her no. She know her outbursts are wrong and even apologizes after about 30-45 mins, she knows how to take deep breathes to calm herself, but she gets completely out of hand. How do I help her cope in a positive way? I know she is mad because I am not there for her, she has told me as much in only the way a 2 (almost 3) year old know how. But I cant stay home.
I want her to be loving and excited to see me and I want her to know it is okay to be mad at mom. But how do you tell a toddler this and have them understand?
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