Gently Supporting Successful Separations: Preparing to Return to Work and Easing Separation Anxiety for Little Ones
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Easing Separation Anxiety for Your Little One. Gently Supporting Successful Separations from Parents. This is a guide for parents and educators who recognise that separations from the primary caregiver are a really big ask for little ones. This e-book is suitable for parents and educators of babies and young children from birth to school age.
This e-book will support you if:
- You wish to understand attachment and why little ones cannot be “too attached.”
- You would like a better understanding of how attachment develops and why little ones present with separation anxiety.
- You would like to understand your child’s temperament and how this relates to their separation anxiety.
- You want to gently start building in short separations from your little one who has a high need to keep you close.
- You are planning a return to paid employment and you want the tools to give your little one the best possible chance of a successful transition.
In this eBook I will cover:
- What is Attachment?
- How to nurture a secure attachment with your child.
- Can my baby be “too attached?”
- What does separation anxiety look like? Should I be worried?
- Separating from 8-18 month olds and general strategies
- Separating from 16- 36 month olds and general strategies.
- Understanding temperament
- Strategies for toddlers who find new situations overwhelming.
- Coping with Separation Anxiety at Home
- Normalising and understanding parental preference
- Using the PACE approach to manage parental preference (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, and Empathy).
- Supporting Independence at Home
- Nurturing independent play for infants and toddlers.
- Preparing to leave your child in the care of another adult.
- Transitioning into daycare/nursery/preschool
- How to nurture an attachment to a new and unfamiliar adult.
- The first 3 days.
- The first separation.
- The goodbye.
- Supporting connection while apart.
- The reunion.
- Filling up your child’s emotional cup.
- Preparing older children for daycare/preschool.
- Books I recommend for further reading for parents.
- Books I recommend parents read with their child.
- An infographic for parents to share with daycare settings/schools to explain the “successful separations” approach.