Most kids will experience separation anxiety at some point in their life. The majority of kids will have no problem facing their fears and moving forward, while others may get stuck and not be able to separate from their parents.
Separation anxiety is most often seen at school drop-off time for pre-schoolers or when parents go to work and leave the child at daycare, nursery or with a sitter/nanny. This fear of mum and dad leaving can produce some pretty dramatic emotions in little ones and often, crying and asking about when parents will return, persists until some level of intervention is in place.
The great thing is that most kids outgrow this and it's rare that separation anxiety persists much after the pre-school years. But if it does, you might want to talk to your child's doctor about it. In the meantime, here are a few tips to help ease the transition: