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Most children go through a separation anxiety at sometime in their development. But there are things you can do to make them feel more secure. Don't sneak out. Always say goodbye to your child when you are leaving and tell them when you will be back. Plan a routine that is comforting. Do the same things in the morning before you go. Eat breakfast together; talk about your plans for the day. This will give your child a broader range of thought about where you go and what you do while you're away.
Allow your child to bring a favorite toy security item. This will comfort them while you are away. When you get to the point where you have to go, go. You might think that an extra 3 or 4 hugs will help him but it is only a way to draw out the anxiety. Say "Goodbye, I love you, see you at 4:00 when I get back from work." And go. Never get mad or tease your child for being afraid of new people or places.



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