For many children preschool is the first time they’re going to spend a considerable amount of time away from their parents.
There are new people involved in their lives, new friends to make and new rules to learn and almost all children and parents experience some form of Separation Anxiety.
These feelings are normal and mark an important milestone in your child’s learning journey – One that is almost always harder on the parents than the child!
As a parent, we can help ease the transition into preschool, allowing the experience and separation from primary caregivers to be one that is positive and successful.
Although each child’s experience of separation anxiety is different, some ways to help ease the transition to preschool for your child are outlined on the following pages.