Separation Anxiety in Children | Pediatric Therapy Tv

In today’s Webisode, a Licensed Professional Counselor explains how Separation Anxiety is common among children and what you can do to recognize the signs and assess the problem.  For 10 Tips On How To Get Your Toddler Acclimated To A New Caregiver, Click Here.

In this video you will learn:

  • The different signs children exhibit when they have separation anxiety
  • What a parent could do in order to assess separation anxiety
  • How can a parent help a child cope with the problem

Video Transcription:

Announcer: From Chicago’s leading experts in pediatrics to a worldwide
audience, this is Pediatric Therapy TV, where we provide experience and
innovation to maximize your child’s potential. Now your host, here’s Robyn.Robyn: Hello and welcome to Pediatric Therapy TV. I’m your host, Robyn
Ackerman. I’m standing here with Licensed Professional Counselor
Marnie Ehrenberg.Marnie, can you please give us some tips on how to handle
children who may exhibit some signs of separation anxiety?

Marnie: Sure. Separation anxiety is really normal up until about one-
and-a-half, but you might still see it lingering around up to
two. I think that there are definitely things that you can do to
help your child learn how to get through it and not just say,
‘Okay, I’m not going to leave if it’s going to scare you’.

Most importantly, if you say you’re going to go, you should go.
You can help them plan what they’re going to do to have fun or
feel safe and what’s going to happen when you get home. I think
having that kind of plan really helps.

I also think that having a safety object or transitional object
helps, so a favorite character or favorite stuffed animal, and
who is going to watch over them while mom’s gone. Those are
things you can use for much younger. If your child is a little
bit older and still struggling with it, you might want to get
help from a professional.

Robyn: All right. Thank you so much for helping us with that question,
and thank you to our viewers. And remember, keep on blossoming.

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