Child Anxiety Seperation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety can be exhausting for parents and for children. The child can feel fear and discomfort about going to school. When a parent can not get their child to school, the child may develop educational, social, and emotional issues.

School avoidance or refusal can serve to temporarily reduce separation anxiety, or to avoid settings that might be associated with panic. School avoidance can be used to gain attention for physical complaint’s( My stomach hurts, my head hurts, etc).

Separation anxiety is associated with attention-obtaining behaviors..

Parents that are kind, consistent, and rational that encourage their child to attend school or consistent with most positive outcomes. Expressing anger and frustration will create more negative ramifications.

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