AUGUST 2022 - Page 2

Easing the Angst with

YOUR PRESCHOOLER

What is separation anxiety ? It ’ s natural for your young child to feel anxious when you say goodbye . In early childhood , crying , tantrums , or clinginess — all the hallmarks of separation anxiety — are healthy reactions to separation and a normal stage of development . It can begin before a child ’ s first birthday and may reoccur until the age of four . While the intensity and timing of separation anxiety can vary tremendously from child to child , it ’ s important to remember that a little worry over leaving mom or dad is normal , even when your child is older . With understanding and the right coping strategies , your child ’ s fears can be relieved — and should fade completely as they get older .
Please read some important tips of how you can minimize these behaviors and how we can partner together to help your family . www . helpguide . org / articles / anxiety / separation-anxiety-and-separation-anxiety-disorder . htm
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