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My toddler is a nightmare when I pick her up from childcare. She screams and cries saying she doesn't want to go home. I know she doesn't hate me, but it's really disheartening. I'd love her to be excited to see me. What could I be doing wrong?

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Anonymous 
I'll start by saying that it's not your fault. I know you must feel bad but it's probably just that she's struggling with the transition and because she's enjoying childcare (which is of course a good thing!). Make sure you're spending a few minutes at the childcare yourself. Ask her about her day (what she enjoyed, etc.) and get her to show/explain what she did. Give her time to say goodbye to everyone and tell her about something she can look forward to when she gets home. On that last point, if you tell her about it in the morning before childcare then she'll have time to think about it and the transition will be even easier. Good luck and remember that it's not personal. 🙂
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Anonymous 
I'll start by saying that it's not your fault. I know you must feel bad but it's probably just that she's struggling with the transition and because she's enjoying childcare (which is of course a good thing!). Make sure you're spending a few minutes at the childcare yourself. Ask her about her day (what she enjoyed, etc.) and get her to show/explain what she did. Give her time to say goodbye to everyone and tell her about something she can look forward to when she gets home. On that last point, if you tell her about it in the morning before childcare then she'll have time to think about it and the transition will be even easier. Good luck and remember that it's not personal. 🙂
Michelle Flynn 
She's just tired. Try not to take it to heart. Or bribe with treats.
Anonymous 
But the treats are for me...! 😉 Yeah, I may be overthinking this. Thanks @Michelle and fellow Anon.

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