Start With a Warm Up
Most kids take a little while to get used to a new situation, so it's no big surprise that day one at a new day care or nursery school incites tears. If possible, simplify the transition by making a before-school visit to meet the teachers and explore the classroom. With Mom or Dad comfortably close at hand, your little one can gather the gumption to explore the new surroundings. Still worried? Brainstorm with the teacher about strategies that might stem separation anxiety flare-ups, like letting your honey wave by the window while you hop in your car.