Returning to School: Separation Problems and Anxiety in the Age of Pandemics

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The shift to the post-pandemic school environment will cause dramatic changes and is likely to increase separation problems. This resource looks at the anxiety problems that some parents and their children might experience when school reopens after the COVID-19 lockdown. Using a behavioral theory of development, it provides suggestions for how to handle the departure and separation problems that may emerge as parents drop their children off at school.