Fear of being away from primary caregiver
Both children and adults may suffer from separation anxiety, but it is much more common in school-age children than adolescents or adults. Parents of children with separation anxiety feel as if their child is attached to them at the hip. Dropoff at school, daycare, a play date or another activity can feel traumatic. It can be both heartbreaking and extremely frustrating for parents who see that their child is in obvious distress but also know that their child needs to learn to be away from them. This can also show up as a child who fears sleeping alone or refuses to go to school. It doesn't have to be this way. I can help you and your child learn how to claim or reclaim age-appropriate independence. Contact me today see how I can assist you.