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Heidi from Seattle writes, “I think my four year old has developed separation anxiety and I have no idea what to do. For the last two weeks he’s thrown a tantrum every time I dop him off at preschool (it was never an issue before!) and I feel like such a bad mom driving away while he’s crying and stomping around. I’ve done everything from creating a “goodbye” ritual to talking with him about his feelings but nothing is working. Please help me — I’m desperate for advice (and a happy kid)!”

A little one with separation anxiety — sound familiar Red Tricycle moms and dads? Many of us have been in Heidi’s position and have our own methods for coping with separation anxiety. Help out a mom in need by leaving your advice in the comment section below.