Time to Remove Child from Preschool

Question: My young daughter is still crying until she almost vomits every day at school, unless I go and sit in the classroom. When I leave, she starts to cry again. The teacher now says that my daughter is not ready for preschool and should be withdrawn from the program. What should I do? - Very Upset

Answer: No child should be so unhappy at preschool. Your child is not ready to be away from you. Take her out of the preschool now. Have fun with her at home. Invite children her age over so she will discover how much fun it is to play with them. Then, try to have her spend time playing at other children's homes. You might have to accompany her at first. With time and patience on your part, your daughter will learn how to be happy away from home.