Separation anxiety! Advice please Jess081316 3 kids; Spokane Valley, WA, United States 865 posts
Jun 4th '18

Sorry so long! 
I really need some help with my 2.5 year old son and almost 5 year old daughter. I am not super worried about my son just because he is still little but my daughter has extreme separation anxiety. She is very outgoing, loves to learn, is very active etc. But she refuses to be left with anyone that's not my parents or her nana. She started preschool in October and it was brutal the first couple of months. She always talked about how much fun she had when she came home but then when it was time to go the next day she would cry and just refuse to go. There were times I had to carry her to the car. The owner of the preschool is a good friend and one of the most recommended in the area so I'm not worried that anything happened or something. She still gets anxiety about going but it's a little better now. She will not go over to her best friend's house and play unless we are with her. She really wants to do this camp at our church that is a week-long (just a couple hours during the day) but when I mention she will be dropped off she refuses to go now. My husband and I literally only have a date once every 4-6 months because the only person that she will be okay with is her nana. It just would be nice to be able to drop her off at her friend's house to play so she can get out of the house more and do more things. And also for my husband and I to get some time to ourselves and for me personally to get a break (sahm lol). She will be starting kindergarten in the fall and will still be kind of young she will have just turned 5. I know it will be a struggle. Just looking for some advice and tips. I appreciate it. This is my Alexis and Cassius (: d0821548caf91320109c1868a6c08691.jpg

Royal_Lux United States 2660 posts
Jun 4th '18

How extreme her separation anxiety is, I’d call her pediatrician and ask questions. She sounds like she would get better answers from a Developmental specialist.