Helping Your Child: Coping with Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety in both children and parents is entirely normal and can be a long process in overcoming. Below are a few resources to help your child cope with separation anxiety and to further your knowledge on the topic. The websites offer a wide range of resources from articles about separation anxiety to tips and tricks in overcoming it.

Children’s Hospital of Orange County/U.C. Irvine College of Medicine

This article lists some behaviors that can help to determine whether ‘normal’ separation anxiety has become separation anxiety disorder. It also lists steps that parents can try to help alleviate the child’s distress.

Separation anxiety varies WIDELY between children. Some babies become hysterical when mom is out of sight for a very short time, while other children seem to demonstrate ongoing anxiety at separations during infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool.

Public Broadcasting Service

Helping preschoolers cope with separation anxiety means that parents need to control their own worry. Here are tips and tricks to helping both yourself and your child.


For a complete list of resources, please visit Helping Kids to Cope with Separation Anxiety

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