Separation anxiety?? Try This!! Plus: The Grateful Mummy Book Club Review: “The Kissing Hand” to help with Separation Anxiety!

Separation Anxiety??

Separation Anxiety??


 When your child is super-clingy or has been experiencing separation anxiety, try this!!

Cling to your child, being super-exaggerated and silly. “I know you want me to let go so you can go play, but I NEED you! I only want to be with you. PLEASE be with me now?”

Keep holding your child’s hand or clinging to her dress. She will like the feeling that SHE is the one in charge of letting go, rather than feeling pushed away.

If you act silly enough, she will also giggle and let off some of the tension around good byes.

When she definitively pushes you away, say, “It’s ok. I know you will come back. We always come back to each other.”



A calm, light hearted, loving, quick goodbye feels tough when your child wants you to stay longer, but quick, casual goodbyes really are best! Try not to linger – even though this goes against all your maternal instincts, try if you can bear it! It is proven that a pattern of lingering longer is likely to produce even more anxiety.


Separation Anxiety.

Separation Anxiety.

 The Grateful Mummy Book Club Book Review: 

Book: The Kissing Hand 

Author:  Audrey Penn.

Rating:  4 out of 5 Grateful Mummy Hearts.


The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

A beautiful book to help with separation anxiety:  The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

 The story tells a heart-warming, touching and beautiful tale about a baby racoon who is nervous about going to school.  His mother kisses his palm and tells him that “whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek and think, ‘Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.”

This heart-warming, beautiful book talks about the power of “The Kissing Hand”,  which is where the baby racoon’s mother kisses his hand and he feels the warmth and love of his mother all warm, loving, tingly and comforting, and he keeps that feeling in his kissing hand, so that whenever he needs those warm, loving feelings throughout the day when they are apart, he can press his “kissing hand” to his cheek and “feel” his mother’s love.  It is utterly adorable and in our family we use the kissing hand ritual whenever someone needs extra comfort when going off to school or kindergarten for the day and it really does help.

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