Video: How to help back to school separation anxiety
Seeing your child go off to school for the first time is definitely a big milestone in any parent’s life and whilst a very proud moment, for parents and children alike it is often incredibly emotional and stressful.
For parents, the day brings the realisation that our little ones are no longer our little babies anymore. A new phase in their lives has begun as they move towards more independence, which whilst exciting it can also be sad for many mums and dads.
But even harder to deal with is our children’s faces when they realise we’re leaving them in the care of someone else. For children who are naturally shy or worried this can cause plenty of stress until they get used to a new situation. What parent after all finds it hard to walk away from their child as they call after them even though they know it has to be done?
Many children suffer from acute separation anxiety when it comes to starting school and this can manifest itself in many different ways, from not being able to sleep to loss of appetite to even bed wetting.
So are you nervous about your child starting school for the first time? Are you worried about what impact it could have on your child? Are you unsure of how to ease your child through this huge milestone? And if they do suffer from separation anxiety when the big day happens, are you worried that you won’t know how to solve resulting problems such as excessive bed wetting?
If you answered yes to any of the above then log onto our live and interactive WebTV show with DryNites experts Dr Hilary Jones, child psychologist Emma Kenny who join us live online at 3pm .