One of the most difficult things about leaving your child in the care of someone else is the sound of your child’s tears when you go. It is heartbreaking to know that your little one is crying and upset when you walk away from them.
Take to heart though: every child goes through periods of separation anxiety, and it is completely normal. Whether a child is being left at preschool for the first time at the age of four or whether they have been in daycare since infancy, all children will at some point struggle with being away from their parents.
While separation anxiety is completely normal, there are many things you can do to minimize its effects (and longevity) on your child.
Even though separation anxiety is a difficult part of parenting a young child, the silver lining is that you are their world and them not wanting to be apart from you is a completely natural side effect of their deep connection with you. However, dealing with separation is an obstacle you can overcome together and both you and your child will be better because of it.