Separation Worries When Starting Preschool
It’s the first morning of preschool. A group of mothers and fathers stand with their 2 and 3 year olds outside the preschool. Some of the children are running around, laughing, and looking at ease while others are sticking close to their mothers looking worried. Why do some children have such a hard time separating from their parents while others seem to go off to explore barely looking back? The desire to stick close to a loved one in times of stress or alarm is a natural, biologically driven instinct that all children are born with. Through their first relationships with their parents, children come to differ in their responses to separations. Understanding these differences can help parents respond more effectively to their children’s worries and fears about separations.
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