Hello! I was wondering if any of you can give me some advice? I am a student nurse with a 15-month-old son. I've recently enrolled my son in daycare due to the fact that I am starting my first year of ADN. My son is doing very well in the daycare setting, he behaves very well and doesn't cry when I leave him, but I'm thinking he may be suffering some sort of separation anxiety. When I pick him up from daycare as soon as he sees me he starts to whine until he gets into my arms and at home he absolutely will not leave my side. As soon as I get out of his line of vision he starts to cry and follows me about the house. I even have to lay down beside him until he falls asleep at night or when he takes his naps. (As a matter of fact, he's climbing all over me right now) As well, I try to occupy him with other things, toys, crayons, etc, etc, while I'm busy at home or trying to study, but he has to be right there with me or he's just not happy.
My son is enrolled in a very fine daycare. I know a lot of people who send their children here and all have had wonderful things to say about the daycare and the people who work there. My son has never been in daycare until now and has been at my side since the day he was born. My son has always been a very happy baby, very active and social, and very well adjusted. So is this just an age thing (15-month-old) or is separation anxiety something that will just go away on its own with time as he gets used to the daycare. Any advice would be much appreciated!