We've been at this stage for a while now, but we've been trying to work through it. He used to scream even for DH if I left, but that has gotten better. We left him for the first time in six months at the church nursery, and they said he did fine until about 5 minutes before the service ended. I felt horrible when I saw his face all splotchy from crying so hard So now my question.. What is the best approach here? Should we be trying to leave him more often in short spurts so he realizes he can be taken care of and comforted by someone other than us?? Do we just keep him with us until this phases out? What did you guys do for your children when they went through this stage?