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10 Month Old Baby With Separation Anxiety
It's You: It's really, probably your own anxiety, not your infant. How do you know your infant is anxious? Those are your feelings. Behavioral insomnia in infants is quite common and is perpetuated by attending to the infant each and every time they wake up at night. You should not sleep with your infant, he or she needs to be in another room. After 6 months, a full nights sleep will occur if you ignore. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
My 13-month old baby is very clingy and has separation anxiety. Should I stop breastfeeding her gradually or abruptly?
You are a Caring Mother!
Let wise Person within you Reflect:
Age of Developing of Milestones of the baby-Sitting, Crawling, Standing, Walking
Reasons for baby being very clingy- upsetting experiences with father or other family members?
Decrease clinging by playing with the child, reading stories, and singing.
Gradually withdraw Breastfeeding.
Seeing Child Psychiatrist ...Read more
The separation anxiety phase with babies, how long does it usually last and how do we prevent or get rid of it?..
Normal stage : It is a normal stage in the development of a cild. By the age of 3 the child should begin to separate much easie. From your question it has probably started in your child bye fear of strangers usually begins about 9 months of age. This separation anxiety is normal so don't worry. All normal children go through it a come out of it being confident children. ...Read more
My husband stole my 8m old from me for a month & now he show no emotion. It's not separation anxiety ... Someone said it just baby anxiety. What is it?
Separation anxiety: Is a normal part of child development which starts in infancy with stranger anxiety. It gradually subsides around the age 5 -6 yrs. By the time kids go to school it should be minimal to absent. If it is exaggerated, speak to a psychologist since it could be a sign that something else is happening (abuse or phobias). ...Read more
My baby is 9 months and all of a sudden he will not go into his crib. Is this separation anxiety? If so what do I do?
Stay calm: Separation anxiety is a normal developmental milestone at 9-12 months that means your baby has " object permanence, " a mental representation of someone/something he can't see. Tell him you're leaving in a calm manner, saying, "I'll be back" and say, "I'm back" when you return. Practicing leaving for short periods helps him learn both the words and that he can trust your consistent return. ...Read more
Be consistent: Separation anxiety is a normal phase of infant/child development. It may seem severe even if it's pretty normal, esp if baby is loud &intense &/or you are highly sensitive to crying. Be reassuring & go! The child needs to learn to trust you & nanny, trust you'll come back & know that he'll be well taken care of while you are away. Give your baby that experience, & the sep anxiety will soon lessen. ...Read more
My 12 year old son is starting to have separation anxiety about going to a 3-week summer camp. Is this normal? What can I do?
Normal: Your son's concerns are likely normal. Often camp is one of the first big events in which children are separated from parents for an extended time. Validate his feelings but also remind him of the fun activities he will be doing. You can also work with him to develop a plan for coping if he is missing home. If possible hide a small care package in his bag to remind him of home when he gets there. ...Read more
My 1 yr. Old has such bad separation anxiety that she follows me around all day. With 2 other children, I can't get anything done. What should I do?
Get Help: Allowing a 1-year old to spend time with others, such as family, a sitter, or even a day care, helps the toddler learn that you always return after absence. This may help. ...Read more
What to do if I am 18 years old. My girlfriend is out of the country and I am beginning to feel separation anxiety.?
Expert Guide 4 U?: Adults can experience fear of being separated from person(s) they feel dependent upon/feel they can't live without. Some experience this as a dread they'll be abandoned ; won't be able to survive. For deep understanding of what's going on u'd want a skilled detective -a mental health clinician who could help uncover the factors at play ; help u learn 2cope w/fears associated w/ separation. ...Read more
My 4 yr old started prek, having severe separation anxiety/crying a lot. Anything we can do or just part of growing up?
Separation anxiety: The Best approach is to take him to front door of school, have teacher come out to take him in, and comment that you will pick him up after school for a treat. Once he is inside with other kids, he should be fine. Ofcourse, you have to tolerate separating from him. After a while, it gets better. ...Read more
Be calm & accepting: Some call this the emotional birth, when baby realizes mom is their best buddy & cries if she leaves. They do not fully grasp the concept that you can exist when not visible until into the 2nd year, so you need to be calm & reassuring. They may fear you won't return. If baby senses your worry it will increase their fear. Peek a boo & similar activities are thought to help babies learn the concept. ...Read more
Face their fears: Do not allow the child to "successfully" avoid school or other activities, it makes the problem worse. Reassure the child you are confident he or she has "what it takes" to rise o the challenge. Don't belittle the child ir the problem. Often, there is also an adult involved who also has issues with the child separating. Consider getting professional help from a therapist. ...Read more
My 2yr old has separation anxiety, won't sleep unless literally in my arms. Past 3 nights has taken 2hrs to sleep. Have tried stories / quiet time etc?
Any other changes?: Have there been any other changes in your family routine, new stressors? Separation anxiety isn't unusual at this age. Make sure your child's sleeping area is without tv, computer, video games. Continue with a transition routine starting an hour before. Also, a favorite toy or blanket can help with the process. ...Read more
My 4 yr old has separation anxiety disorder. After 2 weeks of illness she's back to daycare tomorrow. She's upset already. How can I help tomorrow am?
The best: Is 2 ignore the unwanted behavior, like being "already upset". To the opposite, reinforce very positively all behaviors of "independence": tell her & show her how impressed you r by her performance. Be concrete, redirect her attention 2 something she likes 2 do or 2 wear like a nice outfit. It's a challenge 2 learn 2 ignore unwanted behavior but it pays. 2morrow, b firm, she is back 2 d-care :)! ...Read more
Thoughts on Prozac (fluoxetine) for a very anxiety ridden 16 year old? Have social, general, separation anxiety+seasonal mild depression. Dr recomended I take 20mg
I may have separation anxiety. Would feeling an emptiness inside when leaving someone be the telltale sign?
How extensive?: It may be natural to miss your fiance, but I'm wondering what you specifically mean when you say, "separation anxiety"? Also, the intensity can range from being uncomfortable but bearable, all the way to not being able to leave your house unless your fiance comes with you. To get a more comprehensive and personalized assessment (plus help as needed), you might consider seeing a therapist. ...Read more
Preference,maturity: By 6-9 months kids realize that their primary caregivers are more nurturing and dependable than others. Their brains are also not mature enough to understand that these primary care givers do not permanently disappear when they go out of sight. The anxiety represents the convergence of both issues. They prefer mom/dad/etc and they fear they won't come back.It's a good indicator of early thinking. ...Read more
Is separation anxiety a disorder? Is it common for mothers to have this when apart from their children?
Refers to the child: Separation anxiety is about the child and his or her feeling of separation from the parent being so intense that doing activities alone is impaired e.g. going to school or sleeping alone. In the adult, iexplore with your doctor the root of you anxiety: is it general worry, are there obsessive qualities, fears of something bad happening and panic for example. Or medical. Then doc treats or refers. ...Read more
Time: Separation anxiety is a natural part of normal development. With time your child will learn that you will indeed return after you leave. Make sure you hug your child good bye and let them know you will be returning. Give them a big smile when you return! Soon they will learn that you will always be coming back to them! ...Read more
See Below: Adult separation anxiety might occur during the break up of relationship with strong emotional attachment to the person being separated from:marriage, romantic, children leaving home. It might manifest as extreme distress when object of attachment leaves, crying; excessive fear of being left alone when object of attachment is not there. Psychotherapy and meds might help with management of anxiety. ...Read more
Not clear: If you're asking if your child's behavior is a problem, it doesn't sound like it. Being pleased that a parent has returned is perfectly normal, especially at that age. If the child won't leave your side for hours on end after you return, that would be of concern. But an enthusiastic greeting on return is expected; more worrisome would be if your 2yo consistently ignored your return. ...Read more
I have separation anxiety disorder (which is a form of anxiety with dealing with anxiety, how to deal?
Anxiety Disorder: It is important to understand how your sensitivity developed and how to go about lessening your fear. Confide in those close to you to see if you uncover the origin and begin taking small steps forward. If you cannot consult a mental health professional who will likely be able to help you. Best. ...Read more