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12 Tips for Parents: Separation Anxiety in Children of Divorce

12 Tips for Parents: Separation Anxiety in Children of Divorce

When mom and dad split kids experience loss and may very well feel a good deal of anxiety.

When will I see my other parent again? Am I still loved? Are you going to leave me too?

Some separation anxiety is normal. Parents can often help a child work through normal separation anxiety related to mom and dad living apart. If mild anxiety starts to progress and the child becomes increasingly distressed it is wise to promptly consult your pediatrician.

Here are a dozen tips for dealing with normal separation anxiety…

1. Understand that anxiety is rooted in fear. Acknowledge that your child’s behavior […]

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