I never knew that a 20-month old toddler would still experience separation anxiety, I never knew too that it would be hard on my part to be separated from her.
This stage peaked last December 2009 and I am working at that time… that’s why being separated from her just to go to office, makes me hate going to office and leave her (does that makes sense?).
We don’t have a caretaker, so I’m taking my little daughter to my parents house (her grandparents), just a few blocks away from our apartment. We’ve been doing it for 3 months already when she show signs of separation anxiety.
Around February, late February, I’m thankful that her separation anxiety episode are minimizing gradually… at least little by little, she’s accepting or understanding that mommy needs to go to office and not be with her during the day.
Reading some articles about separation anxiety helps me how to handle my little angel, within this separation anxiety episodes, I make sure that I’ll explain to her where I’m going and I’ll assure her that I’ll be back. I don’t go out and not say goodbye, because I think it’ll not help at this stage… so, even for a quick second, I’ll say my goodbye.
I’m not saying that these are the best steps on how to handle your kid’s separation anxiety, but this is how I do it and it works for me and my baby…
Now, when I go to office, I’ll just kiss her and hug her and tell my I love you’s… then she’ll say, “bye!”