Today I dropped off my daughter at daycare and she cried and screamed for me. She is about 2 and a half and was just promoted to Jr. Preschool. She was doing great in her Preppers class in daycare. No crying at drop offs, and she would play with the other kids. She got promoted about 2 weeks ago to the next class. After I dropped off her baby brother in his classroom, I went in to check on her. Her class was outside, and she was sitting by herself in a corner doing nothing. It broke my heart and I started crying because I was that kid.

I had social anxiety and hated large groups of people. I was an introvert around large groups of people but an extrovert with people I knew closely. But I struggled even in grad school with this. I had a hard time even ordering fast food due to social anxiety. Now that I'm in my mid-30s I've mostly worked through it, but it was hard growing up as I dealt with anorexia, suicidal thoughts, and depression starting at 10 years old. I would have benefited from therapy, but my daughter is only 2.5 years old. I'm just wondering if other people have gone through this and know how to help their kids work through this.