“I’m going to miss you mom. I need you.”
My little girl has been so excited to start Kindergarten but the night before the first day, she was sad. It suddenly hit her she wouldn’t be with me all day and she shed quite a few tears.
I reminded her that she would still be with me every day, she was just taking some time to go learn and have fun. You know, the usual mom talk.
But what was the most helpful for her and my son was this bracelet idea.
See, although my daughter did get a little upset, it’s my son who has real separation anxiety. The kind that makes him nervous and shaky at school drop offs. The kind that keeps me sitting in the classroom with him walking him through deep breathing and relaxing so I’m able to finally leave.
So besides following some of the incredible advice from the Crush Anxiety course, is get two bracelets.
I wear one and they wear one.
Offering my kids something they can see and touch to remember that mommy is always with them and always thinking of them is really helpful. Them seeing me at drop off with it on reminds them that I’ll be thinking of them as well.
Seeing you wear it is especially helpful for kids that are worried you may forget to pick them up. I know a lot of kids get concerned they will get forgotten at pick-up, so you can show them that you will wear this bracelet so you don’t forget and set an alarm as well.
You can get any two bracelets you want and write out the note yourself. There are also a couple of sweet bracelet sets you can get on Etsy.
However you combat school anxiety, I wish you a stress-free year with easy drop-offs!
If you are parenting a child with anxiety I really do encourage you take a look at Crush Anxiety. It’s an online course by a child therapist that specializes in kids anxiety.
I partnered with the creator to give you guys a special discount. It cuts the price all the way down to $97 and they even have a payment plan. You can only get this price through my link. For the cost of one therapy session you can get everything you need to help your anxious child. It is so, so good.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.