I have a 4 year old girl in my class three mornings a week. She started out with anxiety when her mom brought her, but improved. She is starting to show signs of extreme distress over her mom leaving again. She doesn't cry for her dad or her grandma. Her new routine is to get mom to take her to the bathroom, always telling her she has to go potty. This is all to make mom stay longer. Mom finally leaves her crying and as long as mom is there, I can't distract her into anything else. After mom leaves, she has a GREAT day, no tears, totally has fun. About a half hour before mom picks her up, she starts in crying again and I can't get her to stop. Mom picks her up and gives her lots of attention, asking her what's wrong, hugging her, holding her. I see it as a way to get lots and lots of mommy time. What do you see?!