I sent the following message for help to the Nanny Angel Network.
My 9 year old daughter is having a difficult time (anxiety) when I’m not with her.
She rarely “allows” me to leave her sight because she is afraid that something will happen to me or I’m going to go away and never come back. She is justified in a way because I have collapsed on several occasions in the last several months while we have been out, and an ambulance had to be called in May because I suffered a stroke.
Do you know of anyone that she can talk to so that she can get her over this fear? Or are their strategies that you know of that might help? My husband is convinced that she is going to have an ulcer before she’s ten if she keeps this up.
I also wonder if I qualify for one of the angel nannies? It would be good for my daughter Hope to get used me leaving, going somewhere, and coming back. I’d feel sorry for the babysitter though! There might be a whole lot of crying going on.
I think that having a nanny would be good for me too, because I really haven’t been able to go anywhere without her in tow and I think I could use a break away from my two kids. (Frack, who is 6 years old, doesn’t seem to have the same anxieties as Frick).
I will look forward from hearing from the program manager.
As I result, I was able to get a great Child Life Specialist from the Nanny Angel Network.