Separation Anxiety in Children
• Separation anxiety disorder in children's is not a
normal stage in development phase.
• Separation anxiety disorder may be excessively
clingy to family members, may fear going to school,
or being alone.
Normal Separation Anxiety in Children
Process which make separation anxiety easier.
• Leave your child with a caregiver for brief periods
and short distance
• Babies are more susceptible to separation anxiety
when they’re tired or hungry
• Tell your child you are leaving and that you will
return soon, then will go back to home.
Common Symptoms of SADNESS in
• Nightmares about separation: Often have scary
dreams about being alone.
• Refuse to go to school: Unreasonable fear of school,
and do anything for stay home.
• Display reluctance to go sleep: SADNESS may make
these children insomniacs.
• Complain of physical sickness: Children with
separation disorder often complain they feeling ill.
Common Causes of SAD in Children
Separation anxiety disorder occurs, when a child feel
unsafe in some way.
Following cause are:
• Change in environment
• Over-protective parent
Health Tips for Parents
• Learn about separation anxiety disorder
• Listen to and respect your child’s feeling
• Talk about the issue
• Offer choices
• Support the child’s participation in activity
• Praise your child’s efforts
Treatments for SAD in Children
• Talk therapy: Provide a place to express feelings
• Play therapy: Effective way to get kids talking about
• School-based counseling: Help to understand social
behavior, and academic behavior or anxiety
• Medication: Medication may be used for separation
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By Tim O’Lawler