It is a familiar situation - the new child in your care is crying and clinging to mom's leg begging her not to leave. The child and parent are both clearly stressed and upset, and you feel anxiety too. What should you do?
This course provides you with a foundation of the science behind separation anxiety (it's actually a part of typical development!) In addition, you will learn how to best help parents and children cope with separation anxiety.
Course Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the signs and causes of separation anxiety in infants through preschoolers.
- List ways parents can help their child with separation anxiety.
- Describe a variety of methods caregivers can use to help children cope with separation anxiety.