almost 2, problems adjusting to day care
Well, here is the thing. I've always been home with my son, and tried to work my shifts so the times that I work is when daddy would be home. He is my only child, and was never in day care before.
Recently, I took on a second job, and I needed to put him in day care twice a week. It's very new to him, and he is having a hard time adjusting! We had a schedule at home, but it was very loose and I never really made him clean up his toys or books. The day care he is going to is great and they have so many fun activities for the kids--but it's such a culture shock for him to be around other children and have a set schedule, and have to clean up after himself. I am so worried, and I feel so guilty for not being strict about that stuff before now!
Plus, I want to start a steady dayshift schedule, so I would be putting him in daycare all day, five days a week and I am worried about how he will react--one side of me thinks it will be better for him...but I am concerned that he will hate it!
He seems to enjoy daycare otherwise, and loves to play and interact, so it's not a social thing--
Any mothers want to give me advice or reassurance? He is my first and this is completely new ground for me! Thanks!
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.