Friday, April 2, 2010
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings."
~Hodding Carter, Jr.
Mary Ainsworth was so helpful to me in understanding separation anxiety in young children and the need to bond with children. I had actually worked at a wonderful school that had a “Separation Anxiety Policy” built around Mary Ainsworth’s theory. The parents loved it and it worked like a charm. The assistant director happened to be a Psychology major.
There will always be tears in preschool, all kinds of tears. I like the little ones to know we understand-the tears dry much quicker when there is an understanding hand to dry them.