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#1 of 2 Old 07-26-2013, 07:20 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter is 5, almost 6, and has recently experienced a major regression in her separation anxiety. She has always been shy and had a difficult time doing things away from me but had really improved and finished her first year in kindergarten without ever having a problem. Now all of a sudden she is worried about being away from me and I am afraid that it is going to hold her back. She loves dancing and is already talking about not wanting to do the recital this year because she has to wait in back with the other dancers and she doesn't want to. I am trying to be very reassuring and not push her because she is very anxious and I know this is a stage that she will work through but I also don't want her to miss out on things that I know she loves because of this. Any thoughts? How much should I push her or should I not push at all? She no longer even wants to go to her dance classes because she is afraid I will leave while she is dancing. I have been making her go and she always has fun and I of course never leave. Are there any fun games I can play with her or stories we can read to help build up her confidence again? I would like to do whatever I can to support her through this. Thanks!
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I agree that this is a stage she will work through. But did something specific happen that caused the regression? it seems like something would have made her suddenly feel more insecure and if you can pinpoint that maybe you can help her feel more comfortable.

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