At first, my child seemed happy at daycare. But now when we leave to go to daycare she cries and throws a tantrum which tears me apart. Why does this happen?

In our experience it’s quite normal for children to resist separating from their parents. Naturally your child will express her unhappiness at the “separation” that’s coming, by crying or clinging to you before you leave home. But you know what? Children soon become engaged in other activities when their attention is diverted. Your daughter may resist parting from you at first but in just a few days she will love the company of other children. Soon enough she’ll be involved in play activities with other children which will keep her mind off missing you. I can assure she’ll enjoy herself the whole day and you needn’t worry at all. Within a few days you’ll see she’ll be looking forward to going to daycare!