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Why does my child get separation anxiety?

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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Object permanence: Around 4-7 months babies develop a sense of object permanence, which means they can tell when something is gone (and this includes their parents!) and don't yet have a concept of time, so they don't know you will return. To minimize this anxiety try leaving your child with familiar caregivers such as grandparents or a babysitter they are used too.
Answered on Apr 27, 2012
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