I nanny for a woman who is a flight attendant (she is gone quite a bit) Her youngest son is 3 and absolutely freaks out whenever she leaves. He'll ask over and over "Come home in X sleeps?" Mom continues to say "Yes yes", but he eventually becomes hysterical and cries uncontrollably despite Mom repetively answering his question. Even when she's home, she'll go upstairs to shower and he'll ask over and over to make sure she's coming back downstairs. And even when she says yes, he still becomes hysteical....
Could this be some form of seperation anxiety? Is there anything I, as the nanny, can do to alleviate the situation? I can't handle the constant crying and Mom getting angry...
Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Jan. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
You could try diversion. Take him out of the situation and get his mind on something else. Some children are more sensitive than others when their parents leave.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:04 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by lowencope at 10:13 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:44 PM on Jan. 28, 2010