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Separation Anxiety

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The Kissing Hand

Ages: 3-7 years

This is great for kids who are having a hard time separating from their parents or kids who are about to start school. This is a heartwarming story about a racoon who is also nervous to start school but learns a family trick that helps it feel safe when apart from its mama.

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Llama Llama Misses Mama

Ages: 2-5 years

This is a light and simple story for toddlers and preschoolers who are just starting to go to school. It’s also written in rhyme!

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Mommy Always Comes Back to You

Ages: 0-5 years

Love this book to use for various situations like school drop-offs, playdates, bedtimes, two-home families, babysitters, and so on. The main idea is an important one--reassuring the little ones that mommy always comes back.

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Bye-Bye Time

Ages: 1-3 years

This warm book helps ease the transition of separation with simple rituals: hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children. Toddlers learn, in this book, that good-bye isn’t forever, it’s just for a while.

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When I Miss You

Ages: 4-7 years

A young guinea pig expresses her anxiety when her mother and father go away. She finds ways to cope with them being gone and looks for support from others who are near. This is good for the older preschoolers and early elementary school kids.

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I Love You All Day Long

Ages: Preschoolers

Interactive board book that shows little ones the unconditional love of the parent--we love them no matter where they are and what it is they are doing. This story can solidify the idea that a parent continues loving a child even when they are not in the same place--making separation a bit easier.

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The Invisible String

Ages: 4-8 years

One of my favorite finds to date! This book can be used for children dealing with all types of loss, grief, and separation anxiety. In this book, the children are afraid to go to sleep alone and their mother reassures them that they are always connected to their loved ones with an invisible string, no matter how close or how far that person (or pet) may be. For such a complicated subject, it is written in such a positive and heartwarming way.

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