5 Ways for Overcoming Separation Anxiety when your child attends preschool.
Stop the separation blues.
Toddlers from 18 months, even up to 2 years of age, often develop separation anxiety when their parents are out of sight. Although normal, this can cause undue stress to them and their parents when they have to be apart.
Here are some tips to help you and your child overcome separation anxiety and make the daycare drop easy for both parent and child.
Here are some tips to help you and your child overcome separation anxiety:
Talk to your child about what to expect in their preschool center.
Children need to feel safe. Being left in a new place can be scary for anyone, but especially for little ones. Help prevent the fear by talking to him/her about what they can expect. Talk to them about their routine and new schedule. Help get them excited about their new teacher, new friends, and all the types of things that babies learn while attending child care.
Explain where you will go and what you will do when you leave.
Talk to your child about your leaving.
Tell your child you are going to work or run errands.
Talk about what they will be doing in class at daycare and what you will be doing in your day Daddy has a meeting with clients today, and you have to practice your ABCs.
Let them know who will be picking up and when mommy will pick you up after snack time today!