A dad, Eli Spector, posted a video to YouTube to show other parents how he got his son to stop crying, and since then it has gone viral. I love this video! It demonstrates what Jackie Rioux and I wrote in our book, Dear Daycare Parent: A Must Have Guide To Daycare For The Working Parents; that it’s very important to have things available in the daycare to help your child bridge the gap from when they are sad or upset and need something to comfort them, preferably something from home. We often ask the parents to bring in things such as: a family photo, a special blanket, a stuffed animal, and “yes”, even some piece of clothing that has your scent on it. This video could not have demonstrated the importance of a piece of clothes any better than what we wrote in our book.
See the video on YouTube.