My daughter goes to the summer camp program at her school, she is 4yrs old. Normally she is excited to go to school, never cries, can't wait to see her friends. Now in the summer program she has swimming classes everyday after lunch. She now cries every morning when she wakes begging not to go and when I drop her off. She says she is afraid to go under in the pool she doesn't want to go. She has anxiety all day until it is done, won't even eat her lunch. When she gets home she says she had a great day and wants to practice all her swimming moves in the bath.
Today I let her forget her bathing suit at home so she knew going in she would not have to swim today, she didn't cry, kissed me good bye with big waves and ate all her lunch and said it was the best, best, best day.
Do I let her quite swimming because she is afraid and let her think it is alright to quit anytime you don't want to do something? Or do I make her keep going because in the end I know she loves it once she gets past the initial fear? My DH says make her keep going but I don't want to see her suffer everyday.