Of course she is going to be somewhat afraid of the mention of this new experience and being away from mommy - that's normal. Maybe there is an opportunity for you to volunteer at the school your daughter will attend. Usually the drop off time will be the roughest for the both of you. We have articles on our site on all aspects of the preschool experience. Click on to that age/stage section and select what you need. Don't introduce this idea to your daughter with attendant anxiety on your part. She will pick up on any direct or subtle anxious cues from you and internalize them. I'd go ahead with your plan with excitement and optimism. Good luck.
Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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