I was given Maxine's number by a friend several months ago. It took me a while to make the phone call but I now think it was the best phone call I could have ever made for myself and my daughter. I have had trouble with my 5 yr old daughter from a young age with separation anxiety. Every time I have dropped her anywhere it has been a flood of tears. This has been something I have struggled to deal with through heartache of seeing my daughter so upset but also the frustration of having two other daughters who have all the confidence in the world.
What was I doing differently? I'd tried everything I thought I could have and listen to advice after advice from day care teachers and kindergarten teachers. We had just started prep orientation and I desperately wanted my daughter to be a happy confident child and enjoy this milestone. With 2 orientation days down and floods of tears and clinging to me we went and saw Maxine. Looking back the appointment and experience was amazing. Maxine was wonderful with her and my daughter still talks about how lovely Maxine is.
However, it was the days that followed that amazed me. The following day was our final meet the teacher day. My daughter ran off played with her friends, not looking back at me once (something I haven't seen in 5 yr). She couldn't get me out of their quick enough. I left and my heart melted to see my daughter so comfortable in her environment. She continues to be like this today.
I cannot recommend Maxine enough for opening our eyes to my daughters needs that we were too close to have seen and how these small changes has changed our lives and our family connection.