Helping Your Child Cope With Separation AnxietyJan 28, 2022
I recently received a message from a parent asking if I could address the topic of separation anxiety in one of my weekly videos.
Her 9 year old really wanted to be able to go on playdates, or go to a friends’s birthday party, without needing her Mum to stay there with her, but just couldn’t manage to do this. This of course meant that sleepovers were a ‘no-no’ too.
I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have, or address particular issues you or your child are struggling with in one of my weekly videos, so in today’s video I explore the subject of separation anxiety.
I begin with a brief exploration of what it is, and then share my tips to help your child manage short visits to a friend’s house without you and gradually build up to playdates and parties, and then overnight stays.
Separation anxiety is complex, and these are just a few tips to help you get started. (In our online course to help anxious children, we take a much deeper dive and I take you and your child through my proven process to help treat all kinds of anxiety, including separation anxiety).
I hope you find the video helpful, and remember if there is an issue you would like me to talk about in a forthcoming video then just drop me an email or send a DM, and I will be happy to cover it.