07 Nov Separation Anxiety in Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Similar to many other behaviors which arise in early childhood, the onset of separation anxiety often appears with little to no warning. Even though we know that separation anxiety is a normal part of child development, experiencing it as we say our necessary “good-byes” throughout the day can be equally challenging and painful for both parent and child.
As disheartening as that may sound, it can be very helpful to remember that separation anxiety is completely normal, even healthy.
This week we will discuss in class why our little ones experience separation anxiety, when we might expect to see it surface (and resurface!), and what caregivers can do to minimize its effects on both our children and us. To prepare for this week’s discussion on this topic, please read the following helpful article from Parenting.com.