Is it worth quitting my job to avoid separation anxiety for yound kids?
September 29, 2011 4:03 AM Subscribe
Ask people who knows child developmental psychology stuff about separation anxiety for 1 yr old. Will there be permanent damage to the kid?
posted by akomom to education (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My 1 yr old was cared for by loving grandparents. But now they had to stop doing that cause they need to go back to their own home after 6 months. I have the option of quit my job and care for my kid myself or put him to daycare. I have tried putting him for two days, but he cried so much that the lady who cares him decided not to do that cause it's too stressful for her. Now my son is super afraid of me out of site. I know that kids can get over the separation anxiety eventually, but I have the feeling that their psych will have permanent marks from this traumatic experience. So for people who know, is this really bad for the kids? My friends all say that the kids will be ok and it might even be good for them, even though it'll be a tough time for about a month. But I want to do the best I can for my kids. Will this affect the personality of the kids for the rest of their lives? Maybe it depends on each kid's personality and genetic background? What are solid research data on this topic? Thanks