Author - Aoife Lyons

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After working at a number of top area hospitals, Dr. Lyons has honed her approach to working with families on their mental, emotional and overall well-being, including psychological testing, therapy and groups. Her clinic, Dr. Aoife Lyons and Associates, offers a welcoming, non-threatening environment where children and families emotionally grow. 

Handling Separation Anxiety in Your Child

 

As children experience new activities and places, parents may notice an increase in their child’s anxiety or difficulty separating from a parent. Separation anxiety is a normal part of a child’s emotional development that helps a child distinguish between safe and non-safe environments. Peak times for separation anxiety are around eight to 10 months and again at 18 months.

Here are some tips to help ease times of transition:

1. As children learn to identify and manage their e...

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM by Aoife Lyons