Widowed mom Evelyn begins to suspect something is wrong when her five-year-old son has difficulty adjusting to daycare her suspicions are confirmed when she arrives there early and finds him locked up. You’re gon na have so much fun at daycare. Evelyn small, as she placed a bowl of oatmeal before young sung Jason when they sing my song Jason, asked I’m sure they will honey. I think they take turns to sing everyone’s favorite song and you’ll. Learn: lots of new songs, too Jason frown and the nervousness Evelyn was working so hard to hide, kicked up a gear like every mother.
She wanted her child’s first day at daycare to go perfectly but Evelyn had doubts. Jason could be very sensitive and pedantic about things like his favorite song. He also didn’t cope well when life surprised him. Why don’t we sing your favorite song in the car on the way to daycare Evelyn asked that way: you’ll get a chance to sing it. Every day, okay, Mom Jason grinded, her Evelyn breathed his cyber Leaf.
She wouldn’t worry so much, but this was a big change for Jason. It was a big change for her too, and part of her grief for the shift in her husband’s death had forced on her and Jason’s lifestyle, while the other children ran around the daycare playground. Jason traced, his fingers over the colorful, mosaics decorating the wall and Evelyn spoke to his teacher Kara. He gets overwhelmed sometimes when too much is happening at once. I find it’s best to get him to lie down in a quiet area when that happens.
Evelyn said also. He doesn’t like the color lime green at all. He won’t touch anything that color, don’t worry, Kerry, smiled reassuringly. We have what we call a calm corner for kids who get overwhelmed. We have some stuffed toys in there and a bottle of glitter and non-toxic liquid.
We shake up the bottle and ask the kids to watch it. Does the trick every time? That’S great Evelyn replied. She had doubts about this method, but surely the teacher knew best Evelyn needed to get back to work soon, so she said goodbye to Jason and he immediately burst out. Crime Jason clung to her leg like a bird, I’m not going home now champ I’m going to work Evelyn leaned over to rub Jason’s back.
I know this is hard, but please be brave enough to try. I just know you’re gon na make lots of friends here, but you have to give it a chance, Evelyn drove to work with tears in her eyes, no amount of coercion had convinced Jason to release her and eventually Cara had to help her pry the child off Her lag hit well, like he’d, never see her again, he left Evelyn traumatized and she was sure Jason felt. The same Evelyn could barely concentrate on her work. All she thought about was the desperate sorrow on Jason’s face when she turned away and left him. This sound of his heaving sobs, echoed in her head when she left her desk to take her lunch break Evelyn called a school to check on her son.
Her heart dropped when the woman she spoke to told her Jason was still crying. The lady tried to reassure her that some children took longer to adjust than others, but the words felt hollowed to Evelyn. All she could think of was her heartbroken child. The situation didn’t improve over the following days. Every morning, getting Jason into the car to go to daycare became more challenging.
He would tell her that his ankle hurt her his stomach once he locked his arms around the staircase railing and refused to let go. Mornings were rapidly becoming a nightmare of stress and Chaos for mother and son. The weekend arrived just in time to give Evelyn a break from their awful morning, routine. The pair spent most of Saturday morning, cuddled up on the couch watching cartoons in the afternoon Evelyn took Jason out for ice cream on Sunday. Evelyn prayed that the following week would be better for her son.
She could never have thought that the worst was still to come. I don’t understand why you hit that boy. Jason Evelyn glanced at her son in the rearview mirror his eyes were puffy from crying. You know we never hit other people, his green hands, mom Jason lined out a heartbreaking song. Job Evelyn didn’t know what to make of that.
Nothing Cara had told her headed up with Jason’s garbled version of events. What was green, Jason Evelyn asked, I don’t understand. Did he have something green on his hands, paint, Jason’s, green with rage and started bogging his head against the back seat, Evelyn glanced back and forth between the road ahead and her son in the back seat, but Jason was inconsolable. Evelyn tried singing his favorite song, but it didn’t make any difference when they got home. He ran to his room, climbed into the closet, with his stuffed giraffe and stayed there until dinner as she watched Jason eat his macaroni and cheese.
One noodle at a time. Evelyn wondered if something was wrong with her son. Maybe the daycare wasn’t as great as it seemed. Perhaps something happened there that would explain. Jason’S reluctance to return Evelyn decided to fetch Jason early from daycare the next day.
She knew something was wrong. The moment she climbed out of the car Jason was screaming. Evelyn ran into the building the lady in the front room tried to stop her, but Evelyn didn’t even break her stride. She followed the sound of her son’s screams, which are punctuated by a metallic rattle Tara, Phil devlin’s hard as the sounds grew louder. Where was her baby?
More staff had appeared now, one of the teachers grabbed at her arm, but Evelyn shook the man off. She dashed down the corridor and was overcome with rage at what she saw. There Jason had his fingers hooked through the bars of a gate closing off one of the rooms instead of a door. He was read in the face and constantly screamed, while he tugged in the door to free himself what the hell have you done to my son, Evelyn roared as she rounded on the staff gathered by the door. Let him out of here immediately.
This isn’t as bad as it looks Mrs Madison, the male teacher, who grabbed her earlier stepped forward with a bunch of keys. We did this to protect him. You’Re gon na need protection from me. If you don’t free him, Evelyn balled her hands into fists. There was no limit what she tried to do to protect her son, no line she wouldn’t cross.
He was trying to escape the daycare. The male teacher explained when Jason was free. He got his head stuck in the bars of the security gate and scraped his ear. One of our helpers took him to the Cobb corner, but he hit her with a glitter bottle and nearly pulled a bookcase down on both of them. We put him in here because we didn’t know what else to do tears spilled from Evelyn’s eyes.
As she looked down at her son, he’d stop screaming when she lifted him into her arms, but he was sucking his thumb now, something he hadn’t done in years and moaning softly. Although it had been a shock to see him locked up, she understood now that the staff did the best they could in the circumstances. I think we need to sit down Kara stepped forward and put a hand on Evelyn’s elbow. Please come with me to the office. Evelyn sat down with Kara in the office and drank a glass of water.
She was distron and didn’t know what to do anymore. Jason is having a rough time adjusting to daycare Carousel I’d hoped it would improve over time, but I think now that we may need to tackle this in a more structured way.
If he, if you mind me asking, could you tell me what daily life was like for Jason before he started daycare Evelyn sighed Jason had passed out known as growing heavy In Her Arms. She gently adjusted his position and told Kara how she’d been a stay-at-home mom until her husband died in a work accident, crashed tears, coursed down her cheeks as she confessed. She didn’t know what to do anymore.
I know it’s hard Evelyn, but I want to help you. Caroline foreign in her chair, I’ve worked with kids for a long time, and I have some ideas. We can try to help Jason, I’m willing to try anything. Evelyn replied. First of all, I’d like to arrange for the psychologist.
We work with to meet Jason. There may be other factors at work here that need attention and she could provide us with guidance next. I think it would help Jason if we let him get to know his classmates in a more comfortable setting Evelyn frown. How do we do that? A playdate care a smile.
I know it sounds flip, but I think it will help Jason if some of the kids in his class visited my home, it’s a safe and familiar Place room and will keep the group small. What do you think it’s worth a Sean Evelyn Trung? What exactly did you have in mind? There are nine other children in Jason’s class. I think we should arrange for three or four of them to visit Jason on a Saturday afternoon.
I can be there to help out and we can invite parents too. That way there will be plenty of adult supervision, but the kids will still have space to play with each other. Like a small party, Evelyn said that sounds great. That Saturday, Evelyn and Jason decorated their home with balloons and streamers Evelyn helped Jason choose which toys to keep out to share with his guests and which he wanted to pack away. Kara arrived around midday with snacks for the children, Evelyn sat on her back Fortune hour later, watching Jason and the other children race around the yard.
They devised a complex game where every time someone was tagged, they had to switch toys with a child that tagged them. A few arguments broke out, but mostly the children were happy. Their laughter echoed around the yard and brought Smalls to the adult’s faces. It turned into a great day for everyone. The following day, Evelyn was woken by Jason’s small hand patting her cheek Evelyn squinted at her son through sleepy eyes.
Are you excited to see your friends again champ? I am. I am Jason beamed down at her as he jumped up and down. I got dressed and everything Evelyn blinked in Surprise. She took in Jason’s back to front t-shirt, blue shorts and mismatched socks with a smile.
Okay, Mr snappy dresser. I’M up. Let’S get ready for the day over the following weeks: Cara and Evelyn ensured that Jason spent time with all his classmates. It made a massive difference in his attitude towards daycare and helped him at home too, as he socialized more Evelyn noticed that Jason seemed to find it easier to cope with the challenges of daily life, like encounters with a color lime, green and bats. That weren’t the perfect temperature.