It is natural for a kid to feel this separation anxiety especially when she got used to being with you 24/7, just as my kid does. It has been 4 years that I have stopped working just so I can personally see to her care. And now that I decided that she’s old enough to be left to a caretaker, she’s executing those signs to separation anxiety. She follows me like a shadow and pleads to come with me everywhere I am to go. Yes it affects me as well, the stress of leaving her behind to the care of someone else…but I do not let her see that. I know it will give her more courage if she thinks that I believe she will be fine with her babysitter. I try not to worry overly much to possible accidents that may occur while I am away, but I can’t help reminding her babysitter time and again of what to do and what not to do. All necessary precautions are being disclosed to her, every first aide…every tiny detail I can inject though I have trained her for almost 2 years now, I just have to impart them all again.
But I am proud to say that I have let go of my fear earlier than her grandparents, who up to now prefers that I stay home with my kid. Obviously, they are as affected with this separation as I am but I handled it better than they did.