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Managing Anxiety in Parents of Preschoolers: Daycare Separation Anxiety

In managing separation anxiety, daycare providers and preschool teachers must assist not only the children in their care, but their parents as well.

The most important thing that any caregiver can utilize to help alleviate separation anxiety is an open and honest relationship with parents. “This creates a sense of trust and will reduce the anxiety the parent has when leaving a child who is clearly upset. It will also demonstrate to the child that you, as a caregiver, are someone their parent trusts and this is a safe place to be,” says Jennifer Brackett, intervention specialist for Little Sprouts.…

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