|

When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety

If your child is going away for a long period of time:
  • Keep in touch. These days, extraordinary technological advances make it easy to keep in touch: You can email, webconference, or keep in contact via cell phone. If none of this technology is available to you or your child, get back to basics with old-fashioned letter writing. Letters will make great keepsakes for the future, and you can read them together when your child returns.
  • Keep a diary and ask your child to do the same. Promise to share your accounts when you are reunited. If journaling is not your style, then post a blog, make a scrapbook, or just take tons of pictures. Record your experiences so that you can connect with your child when she returns.


|


what’s hot

  1. 10 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales
  2. 20 Free Educational Apps for Kids
  3. Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Teenagers (Ages 14-18)
  4. VIEW ALL

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

get ready for school!

We’ve got your
shopping list,
lunch menu,
and more.

GO

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.