How do I help my daughter start school if she has separation anxiety?

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kpeanut70

Asked by kpeanut70 at 6:14 PM on Jul. 18, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • You have two kinds of kids, the ones that start out not wanting to go to school and get over it in a few weeks and the kind that starts out fine and ends up not wanting to go in a few weeks. As long as she has a good teacher and good classmates she will adjust. Just smile, show her you're not worried and be strong for her. It will rub off. Sometimes its harder on us than it is on them.
    ArtC

    Answer by ArtC at 6:21 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • no preschool?
    jbirchard

    Answer by jbirchard at 6:31 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Give her something of yours and tell her to hold it until you see her again. That way she has a constant reminder that you are coming back.
    HesMyLife22508

    Answer by HesMyLife22508 at 7:35 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • buy the book The Kissing Hand".. you might want to drive the first few days to help her find her room/seat.. that is normal in kindergarten through 3 in my school.
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 9:26 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • my little gir was the same way. try to take a tour of the schoo wiht her and focus her attention on how much she is goign to learn, how much fun she will have, how many new friends she will make...
    princezzmommie

    Answer by princezzmommie at 10:57 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Let her know this is the bus and shes going to school like everybody else and you will be there for her later.LEAVE HER WITH A KISS.
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 11:45 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • give it time, stay consistant.
    MrsP777

    Answer by MrsP777 at 11:50 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Take her to school the first day if you can. Once she finds out that it's not that bad she will be more likely to get onn the bus and go to school, where she knows she is going to have fun
    NikkiMarie333

    Answer by NikkiMarie333 at 1:41 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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  • What I had to do with my oldest child was to see if the school would allow me to ride the bus to school a few times with my son then after a couple of times he didn't want me to ride with him. He had to ride home on the bus and he knew that he was coming home to mommy and he was ok with it. My other children I took to school and after they were there and met other kids after a few hours they were ok and I was able to go home. Good Luck!!
    kwazylisa

    Answer by kwazylisa at 1:57 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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  • My daughter is a outgoing little girl. She was fine with me just dropping her off and leaving. My son on the other hand, is VERY shy. He just got done with Kindergarten and we had a rough time with it in the beginning. He didn't want anything to do with school, his class, nothing for like the first month and a half of school. Plus, when I dropped them off (we only live a 1/2 mile from the school) I had to sit with him until the bell rang. He was fine if I did that, but I was not able to leave until then. I wish you luck.
    melittler

    Answer by melittler at 4:23 PM on Jul. 21, 2008

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