My oldest daughter threw up every night at bedtime for months.....I remember it like it was yesterday! Ugh, I feel for you guys!!
Typically, when a child feels safe, calm and secure in their surroundings, this shouldn't happen......(unless they are physically ill). In our case, we had moved to a new environment - new home, new town, and my daughter (who still to this day is "sensitive"), felt disrupted and internally upset. (she was 1 1/2 at the time).
So, I would ask, have there been any disruptive events lately? A move? new people in the home? New caregiver? New baby? Some event, that your granddaughter is experiencing?
Some children are just more sensitive, and like I mentioned my oldest daughter is still very sensitive to her environment, and when a child is so very young, and can not verbally express their disrupted feelings, they can display them by crying, and crying to the point of throwing up.
Sorry you guys are going through this, I hope some of my info helps!! -KathleenView Thread
I think it is totally reasonable for the in-laws to scoot out the door within 10-minutes of you coming home from work.
I also believe that your husband should be the one to tell them - not you. In my opinion, your husband should have a "chat" with both his parents in the morning (when you are at work), and let them know how much you both appreciate their help, love, time and influence in your son's life, but that the 3-of you need some quiet family bonding time once you return home from work.
If he puts it in a lovingly, appreciative tone, then they should not get their feelings hurt, and be supportive of your family time alone. He could also add, that the 5 of you will make plans once or twice a month on a Saturday to do a group outing, like the zoo, or a park or dinner.....something along those lines, and if you guys can afford to pay for it, then letting them know its your treat would be an added bonus!
I hope this helps a bit? Take care! -KathleenView Thread
Ok, first off, I would have a long talk with your daughters teacher (and include the Principal), just you and your husband and get down to what is going on in class, and find out who is supervising out on the play-yard.
It is the schools responsibility to make sure all the children are safe on the play ground - physically and mentally. If the children are being unkind and down right mean to your daughter, this needs to be addressed - the yard duties need to intervene.
It sounds to me from your description, that your daughter's melt-downs are stress related, and this is how she is letting out the stress she feels at school.
I wouldn't wait, call the teacher (and Principal) and set up a meeting ASAP. After your meeting, you and your husband can figure out if the school is willing to step-up and support your daughter by providing more supervision / structure outside - - or........if not, you may want to explore other school options in your area.
Let me know how it goes, I know as a mother this is heartbreaking! Take care, -KathleenView Thread
I am sure this is very frustrating, and you need to get to the root of this.
I will paste some links for you to explore......but I would also take him to his pediatrician and discuss all the information/patterns/ and behaviors of your son and see what advice/direction he can give you.