Seperation Anxiety

Sarah - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going through some major seperatioiin anxiety lately. She's fine as long as I am in the same room but when I leave she totally freaks out. I had to leave for school on Monday and was gone for 3 hours for class. She cried, screamed, refused to eat, made her self throw up, and was inconsolable the whole time.

I have no clue what I can do. I tell her when I'm leaving and give her a kiss. I don't drag out my leaving or come in and out. I leave her with people that she is familiar with. What can I do to help her get through her seperation anxiety?

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Lisa - posted on 03/16/2010

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When I worked at a daycare with 2 year olds, sometimes if the child was able to watch mom drive away that helped. Not so helpful here. Perhaps you can try leaving the room for a short time and show her you will be back, I also read playing peek a boo can help.

Jara-Lee - posted on 03/16/2010

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My daughter is the same exact way! I can't even go pee without her freaking out LOL. It honestly gets ridiculous. Luckily I just found a job working from home and I attend school online so I am home with her all day. I haven't figured out how to change her behavior yet :(

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