A few months ago we started him at a "preschool" that is 3 hours in the morning, 4 days a week. He loves it, with all the interesting things to explore, other babies, etc. When he started, they asked parents to stay for the full time for the first two days so the child feels comfortable in the new setting. We did that. Then, on the third day, I left after about 15 minutes. He barely noticed that I left (even though I said goodbye and gave him a kiss), and didn't cry or show any unhappiness AT ALL for the rest of the morning. He has been like that every day since. Most of the other babies were upset when their parents left for the first time, some for weeks. Everyone says that separation anxiety is normal, so does that mean my son isn't? He also doesn't seem particularly excited when I come back at the end of the morning. I feel like I've read about that being a sign of a baby who is not strongly attached to the parent, which is horrifying for me to think! Any wisdom?
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