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August-Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety– Ideas for Back to School
Many children experience some separation anxiety when they begin a new school year, especially if this is their first time in preschool. Here are some ideas you can try with your child if he or she is having a difficult time saying goodbye: - Prepare your child by talking about going to school and what will happen there. - Spend a few minutes of special time with your child at home in the morning. - Create a routine around leaving and returning. For example, you may have a special hug, kiss, or greeting for saying goodbye and hello. - Make sure to say goodbye to your child before leaving, “sneaking out” can make the child more upset later. But then leave promptly. - Choose a security object to bring along to school. This could be a favorite toy or blanket, or a photo of your family. It is a good idea to talk to your child’s teacher before discussing this with your child, to come up with a plan that will work for the classroom (many classrooms ha…