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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety
November 13, 2015 Erin Royer-Asrilant

Separation Anxiety
Leaving a young toddler who is crying and clingy can feel like torture. You know separation anxiety is normal but it doesn’t make it any easier. This workshop delves into the science of this behavior for a deeper understanding and also gives lots of solutions for making this transition as smooth as possible, as well as things to avoid that make it worse. Full Class Time: 18min 
Module 1Overview
Overview of separation anxiety including what it is and why it happens
Unit 1Separation Anxiety Overview
Module 2Common Factors
Knowing the list of common factors that can increase separation anxiety, can help parents work to eliminate the avoidable ones.
Unit 1Common Factors
Module 3Stages of Separation Anxiety
Learn the 4 stages of separation anxiety and understand what behavior is normal and why.
Unit 1Stages of Separation Anxiety
Module 4What Parents Can Do
A great list of things parents can do before and the first few days of a change in daycare/school, as well as the don'ts for drop offs that make separation anxiety worse.
Unit 1What Parents Can Do Before
Unit 2First Few Days
Unit 3Don'ts for Drop Offs
Module 5What Teachers Can Do
A list of great things teachers/schools can do to minimize separation anxiety. Many teachers do a lot of these. Check as see what you may want to ask your child's teacher/school to add.
Unit 1What Teachers Can Do Before
Unit 2At School
Module 6Tips
Additional tips for decreasing separation anxiety
Unit 1Separation Anxiety Tips
Module 7Summary
Summary of important points covered in the separation anxiety class
Unit 1Separation Anxiety Summary