Every year since DD2 was in preschool, she has started school enthusiastically but by the 2nd or 3rd week developed anxiety when it's time for me to leave. The same has happened this year (she's in 1st grade now). It usually only lasts a few days but this time we are on week #2. I send her in with a hug and a promise that I'll be right there as soon as school is over as always (we walk to/from). She goes in with her sister and our neighbor friend so she has company. I guess she's fine once the day starts, but the drop-offs are really hard.
Tonight she was crying when I went in to say goodnight and she told me about a dream she had where I moved to a separate house. So being away from mom is clearly on her mind. I'm just not sure what to do about it! Anyone ever dealt with this? Any suggestions to ease her mind would be much appreciated!