if you leave your child before they are 4 for even an hour you are TRAUMATIZING them
I've started with church. I'll put her in the nursery while I sit in service. D.h. has to work some Sundays. When he's not at work we take her into the, "crying baby" room where they have the sermon on t.v., but I'm rarely able to pay any attention to it. I told d.h. I'm taking her to church tomorrow while he's at work and he insists I'll "traumatize" her if I put her in the nursery.
The last two times I did it she cried till I was out of sight, then stopped crying. The last time she did wait for me by the door, not crying unless someone tried to move her, the whole hour, but I think that just shows how badly she needs to learn Mommy doesn't have to be within arms reach every second! Right?