How do you help families manage separation anxiety?

January 31, 2024

Practicing healthy goodbyes can help ease separation anxiety, which normally begins between 8-10 months and can reappear frequently throughout childhood. 

Here are key tips to offer families:

  1. Avoid sneaking out. Parents should give a quick and upbeat goodbye.
  2. Stay calm. If parents appear upset, chances are that the baby will be too.
  3. Remind their baby that they will come back, and let them know that whomever they are staying with cares for them very much.
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