If a wee one's case of separation anxiety has mommy feeling a little on edge about leaving her, she should enlist the help of friends and family to slowly break her in. When there's company, the mom should ask her pal to watch her child for two or three minutes, while she steps out and comes back. Next time, try going longer. The trick is to get baby to realize that while mom goes away, she also comes back. Return the favor by doing the same with her tot, who is probably going through the same thing.