Letter to Parents On Separation Anxiety

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Dear Preschool Parents,

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Leaving your children in the care of other adults, even at
church, can be difficult. Most children adjust quickly, and
although they may be upset when you drop them off, they quickly
settle down and enjoy the activities and the friendship of other
children their age.

Separation anxiety can hit parents, too. It’s hard to watch your
child leave, even just for a Sunday school class. It’s especially
hard if your child seems upset. But raising children is about
helping them to eventually become independent from us and dependent
on God.

Your child takes his or her cues about going to Sunday school
from you. If you’re upset about leaving your child, your child is
likely to be upset, too. Please help make your child’s separation
more successful by:

• Being positive about the ministry program

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• Saying goodbye and leaving quickly instead of lingering

• Never sneaking out

• Telling your child you’ll be back.

• Letting your child cry for a little bit (Crying is a normal
reaction and we’ll work to redirect and comfort your child.)

 

If you child is extremely upset, we’ll call you or come and get
you. Remember, no matter where you are, your child is always in the
hands of God.

Blessings,

[YOUR MINISTRY NAME]

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