Tag: listening to children cry at school

How Staylistening at Drop-Off Can Relieve Separation Anxiety

Since he started kindergarten, my middle son has occasionally cried, clung to me and asked me not to leave. His separation anxiety would last for two or three days in a row and I felt quite sad about it and helpless about supporting him. All I could think to do was to extract myself with as

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Preschooler Crying: Amazing Transformation When a Teacher Listens

By Laura Minnigerode When I was a co-teacher in a 2-year-old class at a half-day preschool, one of the oldest children was Ryan. He was very sweet and sensitive. In free play at school Ryan did fine, but he had a lot of feelings about his dad that came up during circle time, which came immediately after. He often cried

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