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Attachment/Separation Anxiety

Tips for successful separation from your child:
  • Always say goodbye
  • Don’t make goodbyes drawn out
  • Practice separation to build trust
  • Don’t focus on the separation but the fun your child will have without you
  • Sometimes children are worried about you as a parent - reassure them
  • Always turn up when you say you will.

Below is a blank ladder for setting goals. Your goal may be that your child can separate from you. You can break this down into small steps and link a reward to each step. It’s great if that reward is time with you. This helps your child to learn that by being independent it gives you as a parent more quality time to spend with them.