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Separation Anxiety in Toddlers at Daycare

Separation Anxiety in ToddlersSeparation anxiety in toddlers and infants can be as distressing to the parents as it is to the child. Infant separation anxiety can occur in little ones as young as six months of age. By six months of age, infants are already quite attached to the person who has primary responsibility for their care. The peak age for separation anxiety in toddlers is about 10 months. The level of anxiety should begin to improve around age 15 months. Separation anxiety in toddlers is characterized by strong protests in the form of crying, screaming, pleading and clinging.