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Why does separation anxiety develop in children?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Developmental transi

Infants, between 9 and 12 months of age, are able to maintain visual representation of objects when the objects are hidden.
This developmental transition extends to primary attachment figures. The awareness of the primary caregiver's absence leads to anxiety-so called separation anxiety. This is a normal developmental transition and typically pass within a few months.

In brief: Developmental transi

Infants, between 9 and 12 months of age, are able to maintain visual representation of objects when the objects are hidden.
This developmental transition extends to primary attachment figures. The awareness of the primary caregiver's absence leads to anxiety-so called separation anxiety. This is a normal developmental transition and typically pass within a few months.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Emotional growth

The newborn enters a world of people who cater to their needs.
Early on every new face is a challenge to be explored. About 6-9mo, babies begin to realize how much more dependable their primary caregivers are & their brain does not let them understand that they can still exist if not in view. Separation means possible loss of a dependable source of comfort. As they age they learn that concept.

In brief: Emotional growth

The newborn enters a world of people who cater to their needs.
Early on every new face is a challenge to be explored. About 6-9mo, babies begin to realize how much more dependable their primary caregivers are & their brain does not let them understand that they can still exist if not in view. Separation means possible loss of a dependable source of comfort. As they age they learn that concept.
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