What to do when it’s you–not your kids–with separation difficulties

I’m one of the lucky parents whose kids went back to in-person school a few weeks ago. Despite my anxiety about the pandemic, I was mostly relieved and grateful that they’d be back in a school building. I was surprised, then, when I found myself having some separation issues, not unlike what I experienced when I first sent my kids to daycare after my maternity leaves. Some of my patients have been struggling as well. In order to better help them (and, let’s face it, myself) I asked my dear friend and expert child psychologist Rebecca Schrag Hershberg of Little House Calls Psychological Services to tell me what she recommends for kids with separation issues, and then translated these strategies for adults. Thanks to Motherly for sharing our thoughts.

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