Separation Anxiety Information For Parents

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Separation Anxiety Information For Parents

Post by kk89 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:11 pm

If a child is displaying signs of separation anxiety, what information would I need to provide the child's parent/guardian.

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Re: Separation Anxiety Information For Parents

Post by Lorina » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:38 pm

As part of a child's development, it is normal for a child to have anxiety and fears. A baby commonly shows a fearful sign to loud noise or loss of physical support. A child's reluctant to separate from a parent is a normal and healthy response and indicates healthy attachment. To some degree, separation anxiety is a sign that a child has developed healthy attachments to love ones. In most cases, it stops within 3-4 minutes after you leave.

Some children seem more irritable and clingy as infants, have more trouble establishing a regular daily schedule and have more difficulty with transitions. Such children may be more vulnerable to separation anxiety. This just means that the child may require more work and attention. However, if a child is showing a more difficult temperament now, it does not necessary lead to difficult problems in late childhood.

In the following article, there is a list of strategies for parents to try for supporting their child with separation anxiety.

Separation Anxiety In Children

Hope this helps!


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Re: Separation Anxiety Information For Parents

Post by Nandy84 » Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:56 pm


Separation Anxiety is very common in children. Normally they calm down after their parents leave within a few minutes. For some children who show separation anxiety time for a long time you can do the following to calm them down.
Talk to your child in a calm, positive tone.
Practice separating.
Ease the separation.
Prepare an activity.
Inform the parents to make the goodbye short.
Follow through on your promise.
Aim for consistency.

It is not such a serious issue rather it says, children who show separation anxiety are emotionally well developed.

Thank you


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