Hello, my name isXXXXX the mother of Jamie-XXX. My mom forwarded this to me so I could provide the additional details you requested - thanks in advance for your assistance.
Jamie-XXX has always been "mama's girl". She has a 4 year old Sister who is "dady's girl". Her older sister (Laila) is like a mother to her - always looking out and loving her. We lead a very "normal" undramatic, ChristXXXXX XXXXXfestyle. My husband and I are both professionals that work full time M - F therefore, Jamie-XXX and Laila are in day care from 0730 - 0530. She does fine at drop off and pick-up, no crying, tantrums, etc. The Day Care is a Montesorri based Christian Academy and I truely believe they care for our children. Jamie-XXX has always been a little clingey however, it seems to be getting worse. She has been spoiled not only by our family and friends but also by the Day Care Instructors. Jamie-XXX walked the 1st week of her 8th month, she by choice does not take a pacifier and also hasn't choosen any other form of security (blanket, toy, etc). Since she began to walk so early it was difficult to keep her in the infant room so they began to transition her to the 1 yr old room. She is also only taking a bottle when she wakes and before bed. She is a determined and passionate little girl and she never sits still. She is also currently teething. We have a large family and we usually visit twice a month and during these visits Jamie-Lee is held A LOT. This last week was also our first week back after a 2 week Christmas break. Jamie-XXX is a healthy child, no medical issues.
I certainly understand how this past weeks behavior could be difficult for the Day Care Instructors to handle considering there are 13 other children in the class. I am hoping this is just a phase but wanted to get an experts opionion prior to our Day Care conference next week. Thank you again, I look forward to hearing from you.
So far everything is going well, Jamie-Lee is making progress daily. I am keeping in close touch with the teachers to make sure we are all working together. Jamie-Lee seems happy, her teeth are beginning to come through so I believe some of the pain has subsided and her tantrums are fewer and less abrasive. Ultimately I believe the teachers just overracted a bit that first week as I'm sure it was difficult for them. Thank you for following up and I appreciate your feedback. I will most certainly use this service again if needed.