Separation Anxiety: 4 Articles

Understanding separation anxiety in children


Mommies and daddies always come back. Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye, even for grown-ups. For toddlers, being separated from parents or other beloved caregivers can be scary and very sad. Carol Zeavin and Rhona Silverbush created the Terrific Toddlers Series to help toddlers and their grown-ups understand and better manage issues like separation. Hear author Rhona Silverbush read Bye-Bye! aloud.

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Bye-Bye! 2020-08-04T15:27:38-04:00

Separation Anxiety: Managing Worries When Missing You Means Missing Out

Most of us feel best when our families are together. But as our children grow, we tend to spend more time apart for a variety of reasons. Some children adjust easily to this change. Others have more difficulty. It’s understandable to miss the people we love. But what if your child is so focused on missing you that he or she misses out on other things, too?

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Separation Anxiety: Managing Worries When Missing You Means Missing Out 2018-07-30T13:13:51-04:00
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Identifying Anxiety Disorders: Separation Anxiety

Generally speaking, it’s expected that a child, especially a young child, will get upset when leaving his or her parents, whether it’s for school, daycare, or a short time with a babysitter. In fact, as a parent, you may also feel a twinge of that same sadness and worry the first few times you have to leave your child in the care of someone else. So what factors elevate a child’s seemingly natural reaction to being separated from a parent to a more serious anxiety disorder?

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Identifying Anxiety Disorders: Separation Anxiety 2018-04-06T13:06:14-04:00