10 Strategies for Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Prepare for changes when you return

Many kids -- eager for your attention -- will act a little funny when you arrive home. Often you'll see a bit of regression, says Erickson. It might be thumb sucking when they haven't done that for a while, or they may slip up in their potty training. But just like your child's fear of your leaving, this too shall pass.

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