Hooray!! No more crying when going to school! (I am still keeping my fingers crossed though) Thanks to a brilliant (ahem!) idea I had.
I thought of using a Rewards Chart, a technique I learnt from Super Nanny (God bless her!).
Since H1 is a big fan of Dora the Explorer and I had some Dora stickers handy I decided to use that as a theme for my chart.
The idea is to reward your child for good behaviour by setting a target. In my case I used a ladder rung to represent each day that H1 does not cry when going to school. She would place a sticker on a ladder rung each day that she doesn't cry. After ten days of not crying (I did not want to make the time frame longer as she would loose interest) she would reach the top. And when she does she would get her reward (in this case a toy camera, just like the one she saw Elmo having - I am praying that Toys-R-Us would stock this!)