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SEPARATION ANXIETY

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS A POSITIVE SIGN OF A BABY’S HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT!



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    Here are the signs to look for

  • It generally begins between 6-18 months of age. At this time your child realizes you leave,
    but doesn’t understand that you are coming back.

  • It may last several weeks or even months until your child realizes you are not abandoning them.

  • Your baby’s overwhelming desire to be close to serves a crucial purpose! Experts agree that this
    behavior is the basis of your child’s ability to form personal relationships throughout his/her lifetime.

  • “You don’t have to stay tethered to your infant until he/she gives you permission to go”. PhD Lela Beckwith,
    Prof. of Pediatrics at University of California.

  • Let your child know that it’s ok to feel nervous. Be honest and let him/her know where your are going and
    that you will always return.



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