Posted by: Sharmila Rajah, 12-Mar-2010
For the first time in two plus years did we leave Ayanna overnight with her granny. I was a little apprehensive, given the fact that Ayanna had yet to spent any nights away from me.
I informed her almost a week before the planned outing. And repeated it everyday so she remembered. I said goodbye and told her that I was leaving and would be home the next day. I called her from time to time while I was away. She seemed to handle my absence rather week. Staying home in familiar surroundings with a loved one helped Ayanna cope with the absence of Mummy and Daddy
I'm planning on another overnight getaway next week.
Any tips on how to make it easier on the kids, especially if it may be a weekend getaway?
l had the same experienced. Jr was three years old.
I was leaving for overseas for four days and it was my first time leaving him. It was tough but as what you have done, i reminded him before sleeping at nite that l will go away for awhile and he need to be a good boy and mommy will be back soon.
l left him with my sister so that he can play with the nieces and nephews. He accept it well.
Communciations both way is the best solution. At one time, we need to trust ourself and himself that he can be independent while mommy and daddy is away.
You're absolutely right! Thanks for sharing. It's amazing how independant they are. It never fails to surprise me.