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By Phoebe Doyleeducational writer

Leaving a parent can be tough for young children and separation anxiety is far from uncommon


For some children, starting nursery or school may be their first time away from their parent or primary carer. As such a reluctance to be separated is a normal, expected and healthy response. With understanding, patience and coping strategies it can be relieved – and should fade with time.

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