& year old afraid of being left behind

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Registered: 08-13-2004
& year old afraid of being left behind
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Tue, 09-16-2008 - 12:57pm

My dd just turned 7 in Aug and started grade 2. Since school started she has this fear that she will be left at school. I normally pick her up but today she wanted to take the bus. I got a call from her teacher saying that she was upset that the bus would leave without her. I have never left her anywhere so I don't know why she has started thinking that I wont be there. I have 2 other children and one on the way. She is the oldest and has always been an outgoing child. Has anyone been through this and if so what can I do to help her get over this fear?


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Registered: 04-02-2008
Wed, 09-17-2008 - 12:42am

I would just keep reassuring her exactly what happens on the bus, even what to do if she misses it.

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Registered: 07-09-2001
Wed, 09-17-2008 - 2:27pm

Have you thought about calling the school psychologist? I've done so a few times for my son. Right now he is just scared of being sent to the principal (who is actually really nice) and he is a really good kid. She talked to him about that too ...

It sounds like she is just overwhelmed.

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