Making goodbyes easier
Teary and tantrum filled goodbyes are a common part of a child’s early years. Understanding what your child is going through and having a few coping strategies can help both of you get through it.
What can trigger separation anxiety?
As children grow into the more independent toddler phase, he/she will be even more uncertain about being separated from you. This is leaving your child results in you crying, clinging to you and resisting attention from others. The timing of separation anxiety varies widely from child to child. Some go through it between 18-24 months and some never experience it, whilst others only show it at times of stress such as changing schools, a new sibling, moving house, or tension at home (a major cause). The timing of separation anxiety depends on your child and how you respond.