When the summer starts winding down, it's natural to feel a little wistful for the start of school, even if you've been out of the classroom for a while. And once you have a school-aged kid of your own, these feelings get even more complex. You are excited for your little one to go off into the world, but it's also difficult to watch your baby grow up. And if your kiddo is nervous about school, it may make things even more tricky. Fortunately, there are plenty of separation anxiety tips for back to school, because your kid is totally brave enough to face the classroom.
You and your child can gear up with plenty of tactics to help calm his fears. By reading books about school, checking out his classroom beforehand, and saying goodbye in a positive way, you can help ease his separation anxiety. Of course, it may be difficult for you to say goodbye with a smile, but staying strong for your kid is just one of the many sacrifices parents make. And even if you have a crying session in the parking lot of your kid's school (it happens), you can be happy in the knowledge that your little one is growing up to be strong and free from worry.