The fear of not having to hand those that you rely on is terrifying. It is something I think most children go through to some degree or another – although watching the confidence of many children does make you wonder! I even think as adults, we are often put in situations where we need the fall net of familiar faces to help us perform some tasks.
Both my boys have suffered terrible separation anxiety and it has been handled as best we can – as usual we muddle through, make mistakes, learn from them and try to adapt the next time.
Before M started nursery, he had tried several groups to help him learn to develop bonds with other children – at this stage we just believed he was painfully shy as we hadn’t thought there may be something more to his behaviour. He lasted just two sessions at the 2’s…
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