• C
  • CA
  • 3 months ago

4yr old separation anxiety ?

Hey mama's ....anyone deal with their child having separation anxiety? I think my 4yr old may have something of the sort. He just started preschool this year and hes been going for about a month now and every drop off he cries and wont let me go. His teacher has to come take him. His teacher says hes fine once I'm gone, Its just the initial drop off that bugs him. As well as my dad has all his grandkids sleepover atleast 1-2 a month. All his cousins go, hes the only one that panics and absolutely refuses to stay. His cousins range in age from 3, 5, 7 & 9, so it's not like hes alone. I love that he wants to be around me all the time, but I just had a new baby and it makes me feel bad that he wont get out of the house to do anything fun with another family member. Hes missing out on lake trips and sleepovers, and fun he could be having to stay home with me and his baby brother. I need him to gain some independence. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  • J
  • TX, US
  • 2 months ago

My son is 1 year old and he is going through separation anxiety he is ok with his dad watching him but he gets upset when i leave him for too long i am struggling with it and i don't know how to handle it but leave him and walk away for a few minutes here and there until he is ok

  • Y
  • IL, US
  • 2 months ago

OMG!!! My son is the same way and stared pre school, every drop of is the same thing we have to play for a min before I leave and then he is ok. I feel bad for the teacher because she is so nice and greets him in the morning and he won’t say hello or good morning to her. I feel much better knowing that I’m not the only one dealing with this. My son loves school and he can’t wait to go back but is just the drop off in the morning.

  • J
  • TX, US
  • 3 months ago

My son is 16 months and we are going through it i have to go back to work part time to help my husband out and he does great with his dad but i don't trust anyone else to watch him it gets so bad i don't want to be away from him i don't know what to do

  • I
  • FL, US
  • 3 months ago

Both my boys are like that. I have a 34 month old and a 18 month old and of God forbid I leave them my eldest starts to lose it then the little one follows. Daniel Tiger on PBS has been my saving grace for a lot of situations. I put the episode on repeat about parents leaving and coming back often so at least my eldest gets the idea.

  • A
  • CA, US
  • 3 months ago

my son... new school... but he was like that at a previous school he was there for close to a year and still fussy so😩hopefully they outgrow it soon

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