10 Strategies for Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Build anticipation

Whether he'll be going to the zoo with Uncle Sid or baking cookies with Nana and Pop-Pop, emphasize how much fun your child will have while you're gone. It's also good to acknowledge his anxiety, says Holloran. You could say, "I know you're going to have a really good time with Grandma -- but it's okay if you miss me. You can tell Grandma you miss Mommy, and I bet Grandma will give you a really big hug."

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