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Tips for Tear-Free Goodbyes

Tips for Tear-Free Goodbyes Saying goodbye on that first day can be the hardest moment for parents and children. Here are five tips on how to ease the separation anxiety. · Reintroduce the teacher to your child. Allow them to form an initial relationship. Make it clear that you trust the teacher and are at ease with her watching your child. · When it's time to go, make sure to say good-bye to your child. Never sneak out. As tempting as it may be, leaving without saying good-bye to your child risks her trust in you. · Once you say good-bye, leave promptly from the school. A long farewell scene might only serve to reinforce a child's sense that preschool is a bad place. · Express your ease with leaving. Some parents wave from outside the classroom window or make a funny good-bye face. · Don't linger. The longer you stay, the harder it is. Let your child know that you'll be there to pick her up, and say "See you later!" once she's gotten involved in an activity. · Create your…