• Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Buzzing Bee
    Buzzing Bee Activity for the individual child Age group: 18-30 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes This activity is meant to help children with separation issues. You can dream up many potential variations. For example, you can be the moon a...
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    Separation Anxiety
    Parting from Your Preschooler
    Parting from Your Preschooler Childproofing Don't try to sneak away without letting your child know you're leaving just because he seems happy. Your preschooler will never get comfortable or really take part in the group if he's constantly check...
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    Adjusting to Daycare
    Helping Your Child Adjust to Childcare
    Helping Your Child Adjust to Childcare Depending upon your family situation, your child may have no trouble at all getting used to a new childcare situation. On the other hand—particularly if he or she is a certain age and has been home with you...
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    Separation Anxiety
    How to Prepare Your Toddler for Separation
    How to Prepare Your Toddler for Separation More than anything else, your own attitude can help your child to overcome her fear. Your confidence will increase your toddler's confidence. Your cheerfulness will help reduce her tears. Your fearless...
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    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety: Making It Easier for Everyone
    Separation Anxiety: Making It Easier for Everyone No healthy toddler can avoid going through the difficult process of separation and individuation. You cannot stay with your child every minute of every day and even if you could, that wouldn't ...
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    Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety by Maya CohenSeparation anxiety isn't just for kids. A lot of parents feel acutely nervous when their child begins school or leaves for summer camp. You may worry about your child's adjustment, or just miss s...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety by Maya CohenSeparation anxiety isn't just for kids. A lot of parents feel acutely nervous when their child begins school or leaves for summer camp. You may worry about your child's adjustment, or just miss s...
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    Toy Finder
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    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety Q-tip It may ease separation anxiety later if you at least occasionally employ a sitter during the first six months of your baby's life. She may feel more comfortable with separation if it has always been a familiar aspect of ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Adjusting to Daycare
    Helping Your Child Adjust to Childcare
    Helping Your Child Adjust to Childcare Depending upon your family situation, your child may have no trouble at all getting used to a new childcare situation. On the other hand—particularly if he or she is a certain age and has been home with you...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Separation Anxiety in Kindergartener
    When being at school all day makes a child depressed, try to reassure him of your confidence in him. ...
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    Shyness
    Age-by-Age Guide to Helping Your Shy Child Thrive
    Not every person is cut out to be a social butterfly. Research shows that nearly half of all teens and adults identify themselves as shy. Some people are born with a timid temperament, and others seem to develop a shy personality along the way....
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    Separation Anxiety
    Nine-Year-Old Has Separation Anxiety
    When a nine-year-old has a desperate need to remain physically with a parent at all times, professional attention is called for. ...
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    Grandparents
    Granddaughter Moving Out
    Grandparents are worried that their granddaughter will miss them terribly if she moves across the country. ...
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    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety in Preschooler
    Give your child the power to dictate some time alone with you, doing something with him that he would like to do. Do this on a regular basis. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety: Making It Easier for Everyone
    Separation Anxiety: Making It Easier for Everyone No healthy toddler can avoid going through the difficult process of separation and individuation. You cannot stay with your child every minute of every day and even if you could, that wouldn't ...
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