Many mothers returning to work are worried about separation anxiety – and not just in their babies! You plan for it carefully, choosing the place, person or people your baby will develop new attachments with while you face returning to that part of your life and self that has been on the back burner for some time.
For some mothers this process brings complicated feelings; like guilt, especially if their baby becomes distressed or displays anger. Questions around how to manage this process of separation arise. When should I go back to work? What type of childcare will make this easier for my little one and me?
Finding your answers, and coping with this phase of transition, might be easier if you can have some understanding about children’s normal process of separation and what separation anxiety means.
FOR THE BABY
When a baby is born and has his first encounter with the outside world he doesn’t...