Shyness Saying Hello

Dear Miss Faith, I am worried about how to deal with my 3.5 year old daughter's 'shyness'.  Whenever we see a new person or even someone she knows (eg bumping into a friend in the supermarket) she hides her face, makes a loud, whingey, grumpy noise, runs to hide and refuses to speak to them. It's hard to see her being so rude when the little girl I know is gregarious and … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye

Dear Miss Faith, I am a working mom (though I would much rather be a stay at home mom, it's not financially possible at this time), and my Mother-in-Law cares for my 2yo son each day. Lately, when she's been leaving, he's been falling apart completely. Do you have any suggestions for how to make "parting with grandma" easier? Yesterday he had a total meltdown. From the … [Read more...]

Missing Grandma

Dear Miss Faith, My little boy is intense and sensitive in how he loves people. My mother was in town for 2 weeks, and we took her to the airport to send her off together. I took my son with her to the gate and showed him that she was leaving and going back to her home. He didn't fully acknowledge it (he is 2.5) although I know he is capable of doing so. Afterwards, he … [Read more...]

Starting Daycare and Saying Goodbye

Dear Miss Faith, My little guy is starting daycare and while I’m sure that it will be a wonderful, loving place for him, I am dreading dropping him off and saying goodbye. We have had a hard time with babysitters lately. Do you have any advice for helping it go smoothly? … [Read more...]

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