8 Smart Ways to Ease Your Toddler's Separation Anxiety
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Even after you manage to get your child through the morning moves of brushing those tiny teeth, getting dressed, eating breakfast, finding and putting on (matching) shoes, and buckling up in the car, still one final hurdle remains: saying good-bye to your little one at the preschool or daycare door. That may be the time your cutie cues up the whimpering, clinging, and begging ("Please don't leave me!") — all sure signs of preschool or daycare separation anxiety. While this behavior is totally normal, particularly at fraught moments like school or daycare drop-off, it certainly isn't easy on parents. But thanks to these eight ideas for seamless, sweet good-byes, you can make over your mornings into a fuss-free routine.