My DS has really never been away from me much. He's done a couple of over nights with his grandparents, but I've never really left him with a stranger. Our local library has a pre-school story time for 3-4 year olds. The children go into a classroom with the teacher and the parents wait outside for an hour. They do line, story, art etc. I thought it would be a great way for DS to get more comfortable with being away from me. This week was our third week. The first week I had to sit with him in there the entire time. The second week I stood at the door. This week I sat with him and then kind of walked around outside. He was doing great. Then I heard the teacher saying, "It's ok, we'll find mom." DS was crying. The teacher said he was doing great until it was time to transition to the tables for art and got nervous. DS was hysterical and calling for my H. We ended up playing trains in the library after that because he didn't want to go back in.
Anyone with a LO that has a really hard time with this? I'm wondering if I should stop taking him to story time, or if I should keep gently pushing him to go. I could also just sit with him during the entire thing, but it's hard because I also have a 5 month old.