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Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a real challenge for lots of parents and their children. Leaving them at nursery or hearing them cry whenever you have to leave to go to work can be completely heartbreaking. These videos show how mums have dealt with this difficult stage. Watch as they offer advice and tips on how to deal with separation anxiety.

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How to Deal with Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a condition which works both ways – it can refer to your baby or child feeling very anxious when they have to leave you and can also refer to mother’s feeling worried and nervous when they have to leave their child with someone else. Often babies or toddlers can go through a period of being very clingy and needy and not wanting you to leave them – even to go out of the room for a minute or two. As babies become more interested in their surroundings and more aware of the world around them it’s natural for them to realise that you’re one of the most important people in their life and they may feel anxious if you’re not there. It’s something a lot of parents have to deal with but these mums have all got experience which is really interesting to hear about.