Separation anxiety is a common fear among young children, and can often be very frustrating for parents. Many children experience separation anxiety when they are dropped off at preschool or daycare. This can be a difficult time for both the child and the parent. However, there are a few things that you can do to help your child overcome this fear and make the transition easier. In this blog post, Rising Star Preschool will discuss some tips to help your child overcome separation anxiety during drop off.
Tips To Overcome Separation Anxiety During Drop Off
Tell Your Kid Great Stories About School
One way to ease a child's anxiety about school is by telling them positive stories about your own experiences, or the experiences of other children. If your child knows that other kids have had fun at school, they will be more likely to feel comfortable and excited about going themselves. You can also tell them stories about the activities that they will be doing during the day. This will help them feel more prepared and excited for what is to come.
Arrive Early and Take Your Time
If you are running late, it can often add to your child's anxiety. They may feel rushed and like they are not ready for the day. It is important to try and arrive early so that you can take your time and help your child get settled. This will help them feel more comfortable and less anxious about the day ahead.
Have Them Bring a Familiar Item
Another way to help ease your child's anxiety is by having them bring a familiar item from home. This could be a stuffed animal, blanket, or toy. This can help them feel more comfortable and secure in an unfamiliar environment.
Talk About it the Night Before
It is also helpful to talk about school the night before. This can help your child feel more prepared and excited for the day ahead. You can talk about what they will be doing during the day, and how much fun they will have. This will help them feel more positive and less anxious about going to school.
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Separation anxiety is a common fear among young children, but that doesn’t mean this can’t be helped. At Rising Star Preschool, we provide the space your child needs to enjoy their day and have fun. Contact us today for more information about our programs and classes!