to school separation anxiety
Log onto our live and interactive WebTV show with experts Dr Hilary
Jones and child psychologist, Emma Kenny, to learn some tips on how to
cope with going back to school
Seeing your child go off to school for the first time is definitely a
big milestone in any parent’s life and whilst a very proud moment, for
parents and children alike it is often incredibly emotional and
For parents, the day brings the realisation that our little ones are no
longer our little babies anymore. A new phase in their lives has begun
as they move towards more independence, which whilst exciting it can
also be sad for many mums and dads.
But even harder to deal with is our children’s faces when they realise
we’re leaving them in the care of someone else. For children who are
naturally shy or worried this can cause plenty of stress until they get
used to a new situation. What parent after all finds it hard to walk
away from their child as they call after them even though they know it
has to be done?
Many children suffer from acute separation anxiety when it comes to
starting school and this can manifest itself in many different ways,
from not being able to sleep to loss of appetite to even bed wetting.
So are you nervous about your child starting school for the first time?
Are you worried about what impact it could have on your child? Are you
unsure of how to ease your child through this huge milestone? And if
they do suffer from separation anxiety when the big day happens, are you
worried that you won’t know how to solve resulting problems such as
excessive bed wetting?
If you answered yes to any of the above then log onto our live and
interactive WebTV show with DryNites experts Dr Hilary Jones, child
psychologist Emma Kenny who join us live online at 3pm .
Click here to submit questions before the show
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