Question by  moidzafar (18)

How do you deal with separation anxiety in toddlers?

My toddler twins are having some major issues with separation from me, they cry and can not deal with my leaving etc.


Answer by  Sally1049 (158)

This is a normal behavior in toddlers. The children should calm down within a few minutes of your departure. Try having the sitter arrive a little early to occupy them, or have her take them somewhere so they are the ones leaving. Basically, make the event fun for them.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Take more trips away from the home without them to get them used to it. It's the ONLY way you will get them to adjust in time for Preschool where this would obviously be a problem. You will feel bad leaving them while they're crying but you have to.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

The best way I have found to deal with separation anxiety is to be short in saying goodbye, and to always tell my son that I will see him later. The good thing is that children usually recover fairly quickly when you are gone!


Answer by  nupsmommy (375)

Give the children pictures of you to hold so they can still see you during the day. You could also give them an old shirt that smells like you.

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