Separation anxiety in kids can be challenging. Read the 11 children’s books about separation anxiety that will help your child cope.
Imagine the infant who cries the instant his parents put him down. Or the preschooler who must let go of daddy’s hand and stay with her new teacher.
Whether in the infant or preschool ages, dealing with kids’ anxieties isn’t easy. It can be annoying (“Why does she cry every time I step five feet away?”), worrisome (“How is he coping in his new school?”), or downright frustrating.
The good news is that separation anxiety is normal and even beneficial. Most kids feel it at some point, and the anxiety is a healthy sign that they know whom to trust.
The bad news is that it isn’t exactly pleasant to tear yourself away from your kids.
Sometimes kids need a little help to understand the situation—the reassurance that mom or dad will always pick them up. That we’ll come back after stepping away to the kitchen, and that we’ll be there in the morning after a whole night’s sleep.
Take a look at these separation anxiety books to read with your child. He’ll learn that others feel the same way, that it’s normal, and learn how to cope with his feelings.
Children’s books about separation anxiety
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