Separation Anxiety in Children
• Separation anxiety disorder in children's is not a
normal stage in development phase.
• Separation anxiety disorder may be excessively
clingy to family members, may fear going to school,
or being alone.
Normal Separation Anxiety in Children
Process which make separation anxiety easier.
• Leave your child with a caregiver for brief periods
and short distance
• Babies are more susceptible to separation anxiety
when they’re tired or hungry
• Tell your child you are leaving and that you will
return soon, then will go back to home.
Common Symptoms of SADNESS in
• Nightmares about separation: Often have scary
dreams about being alone.
• Refuse to go to school: Unreasonable fear of school,
and do anything for stay home.
• Display reluctance to go sleep: SADNESS may make
these children insomniacs.
• Complain of physical sickness: Children with
separation disorder often complain they feeling ill.
Common Causes of SAD in Children
Separation anxiety disorder occurs, when a child feel
unsafe in some way.
Following cause are:
• Change in environment
• Over-protective parent
Health Tips for Parents
Learn about separation anxiety disorder
Listen to and respect your child’s feeling
Talk about the issue
Support the child’s participation in activity
Praise your child’s efforts
Treatments for SAD in Children
• Talk therapy: Provide a place to express feelings
• Play therapy: Effective way to get kids talking about
• School-based counseling: Help to understand social
behavior, and academic behavior or anxiety
• Medication: Medication may be used for separation
Overcoming Agoraphobia & Extreme Anxiety Disorders
By Tim O’Lawler
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