Fortunately, there are some techniques that you can use to ease the suffering when you have to take care of other tasks and responsibilities as your child is growing up. Through following this technique through in a chronological manner, you can decrease the prevalence and severity of symptoms experienced by your child. You can decrease the presence of separation anxiety when you allow your child to instigate separation themselves. Babies possess a natural curiosity which you should use to their advantage. Let them crawl into a different room to discover new places and objects, as this will make object permanence easier to manage.
To better handle the crying, tantrums, or clinginess exhibited by your child, you can use another trick to use is to minimize the amount of symptoms. Minimizing separations to avoid continual symptoms and progression of this condition is a good idea. When you have a plan set for when you will leave for work, errands, or to handle chores, you can greatly reduce levels of anxiety in your child. Additionally, having a schedule for any visitors or care givers will also greatly reduce symptoms of separation anxiety and confusion. When you allow your child to gradually get used to your schedule, they may exhibit far fewer symptoms.
One of the most pivotal aspects of managing separation anxiety in your child is creating a goodbye schedule that they enjoy. This will ease their feelings of fear and discomfort while also leaving them anticipating your return. A goodbye ritual may consist of singing songs, using stuffed animals, or tending to their senses in some form or fashion. The use of these techniques not only allows your child the autonomy they need to overcome separation anxiety, but eases tension for you and your partner. When separation anxiety persists for longer periods of time than is normal, utilizing these techniques can stimulate their development so that they exhibit fewer symptoms of separation anxiety.