How to deal with separation anxiety in toddlers
#1 an idea to help at childcare
I spotted this picture on the internet last week. It’s “The Waving Spot”, a place in the corner of the garden for children to go and wave a coloured flag as their mums and dads head off on a busy day, or to greet them at home time.
If you have a child who suffers from separation anxiety, this creative idea might just help.
(On another note, did I ever tell you about my son’s old preschool ‘Kissing Window’ that works in a similar fashion? #joytrigger )
It touched my heart to see this set up, and I’m so deeply grateful for people like this, who go about their work in such a way as to make a real difference to the children and parents they care for and encounter. It’s just LOVE in action, isn’t it.
And I can see it now…. little children showing each other how to do the royal wave over the fence posts!
Don’t you just want to grab a flag and wave along too!
I bags the red one!
NB: Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to relocate the original picture or find who to credit. If you know, please let me know so I can link them here.