You now have a routine for saying good-bye to your child. It’s equally important to establish a routine for when you return. “Hello” is more than a simple greeting. By taking the time to slow down, you and your child can reconnect and acknowledge each other’s presence in a meaningful way. Remember that, during this brief moment, the connection is all that matters.
The consistency of a hello routine will strengthen both your child’s sense of security and the emotional connection between you. The repetition also helps your child learn that while you may not be present at every moment of the day, she can count on your return.