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Early Childhood Education and Separation Anxiety

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Erikson's second psychosocial stage, autonomy versus shame and doubt, describes the child's need for autonomy at a time when many developmental milestones are occurring. Early childhood caregivers and parents can work together to support children's development by guiding children with autonomy and developing socially and culturally appropriate behaviors.

For this discussion, choose one of challenges to overcome in helping children develop autonomy:
a. Doubt/fear
b. Mistrust/insecurity
c. Tantrums
d. Control/power struggle
e. Unregulated emotions
f. Separation anxiety
g. Stranger anxiety

Compose a sample letter to parents that include the following:
a. Characteristics of the behavior(s)
b. A strategy to deal with this particular challenge
c. Socially appropriate responses and actions to help the child develop autonomy
d. A recommendation for one resource to help parents learn more.

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THE SEPARATION ANXIETY AT KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN. Academic Journal By: Moldovan, Olga D.. Journal Plus Education / Educatia Plus , 2013, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p97-104, 8p Abstract:


Compose a sample letter to parents that include the following:
Characteristics of the behavior(s) Separation anxiety

The characteristics consist of extreme over-attachment to parents and a persistent perception that the family is in danger when separated from the child. A child might have a hard time saying goodbye to parents, being alone, and social apathy, sadness, concentration difficulties regarding games and other activities, and fear of things that shouldn't necessarily be overtly concerning to children of the age group such as kidnapping and other issues when not with their parent.

A strategy to deal with this ...

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The solution discusses how to deal with separation anxiety in a positive way in children.