fear of abandonment--how can I help DD?
Oh how I hope you can help me. I have DD, age 16mo, who is terrified of being left, and I have NO idea how to help her. I always tell her ahead of time about where I am taking her---and if I am going to leave her, I tell her often that I will be back. She cries non-stop when we go into the parking lot.
This happens when I try to go visiting a friend, or a different store, other than the grocery store, or Wal-Mart.
I do not know of a bad incident when I have left her at the church nursery, or at Mother's Day out (only done 2 times)
My heart breaks seeing her soooo upset. I have tried reading on such topics, but have not found anything that I have not tried. Maybe one of you will have an approach that you have used successfully.
Thank you for your time. Missy