Do you want to know how we managed to overcome anxiety in my house?
It had been a month from the first day of school and my son León cried every day and it was getting worse. I became the mother that the teachers have to take my kid from me. Not only did I feel sad thinking of my son alone in a corner of the room crying, but also, I felt totally unsuccessful as a mother and had everyone insinuating that the fault was mine.
I tried to leave it quickly, just as the teachers advised, but I didn’t feel well doing it because he would be frightened and angry with me; I have been an affectionate mother and focused on his emotions, so doing something like this didn’t represent me and the way I was raising my child.
Every morning it was a nightmare to take him to school, until one day I couldn’t. I thought about getting him out of school and trying again the next year, but that was not what I wanted to show him, I needed him to be brave and that was the perfect opportunity to teach him to overcome his fears, a task he will face thousands of times in his life. I felt I needed to give him the tools and we needed to make the transition together.