If morning drop-off is an overwhelming time for your child, you may be dealing with separation anxiety. And not only is separation anxiety difficult for your child, it can be really hard for you as a parent too. Tears and outstretched arms can conjure stressful emotions in your body; especially as guilt and empathy come into play. I’ve created an infographic outlining very simple “Do’s and Don’ts” for making the goodbyes in the morning less of a challenge for both you and your child, as well as ways to focus on the “Hellos” at the end of the day.
Please, feel free to share this with friends or with parents that you know are struggling with goodbyes at the door. Separation anxiety can feel so big. But, knowing how kids are wired and understanding how that is important to having them feel safe, it is clear that we have lots of opportunity to have separation anxiety feeling better!
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