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How to make my child's first day of daycare go smoothly!

My son will be starting at a daycare this week and he is definitely a momma’s boy. Parents, tips please on how to make sure he has a good sendoff on his first day this week!

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Amina posted June 10

Stay with him for a little bit on the first day, but don’t stay for a long time. You don’t want to confuse him and make him think he’ll be spending the day there with you there too. Maybe in the car or the night before you can remind him about all of the fun he’s going to have and friends he is going to make. I got my daughter really excited and then told her that when I picked her up that day we would go get her a Frozen character lunchbox for the next day. She wanted me to leave just so that I would be able to come back to pick her up and get the lunchbox! 0 Likes
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Hailey posted June 10

I have a mommy’s boy too! If your child is a crier, I would say just get ready for it. He probably knows most of the tricks you normally use when trying to leave without him getting upset, so try something new because the old tactics can trigger a tantrum! Worst case scenario you just have to deal with a few tears in the morning. He will get used to it though! I would say that you seeming excited about it is the biggest influence for him being excited too. 0 Likes
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