Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to Handle Family Separation

It is not unusual and exclusive when parents have to part ways or parents have to leave their children for good or for short period of time. But, when this event happens, children and parents normally feel anxiety. Personally, I don’t want to be separated from my kid for over a week.

So, when separation is inevitable, how do parents and children handle this? My readings and experience tell me that separation can be better handled if it is well – planned. We condition our mind that eventually separation can happen. We plan out who shall be with the kids, how your home can be managed, what communication media should be used among others. When you allow a responsible and trusted person to be with your ward or children, this can alleviate separation anxiety. Make sure however , that your kids or wards are comfortable with their guardian, so, don’t just designate a stranger or a remote relative to be with them because their anxiety can double up.

Keeping you agreed plans can further calm and comfort your kids too. So, when you say, you should be back on certain date, then, keep it unless otherwise something unexpected happens.



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