What approach do you want us to take dealing with first time separation anxiety?

This is much more difficult on the parents.. but no less real! Always talk positive about the school. It is very important that you do tell the children that they will “get to be with other children”, and that “school is a special place for kids where parents don’t go.” Hand us your crying sweet child if that is the case, they will be cared for with great consideration. You will also see the more experienced friends help them and care for them. For the older children, parents please remind them of their roles as helpers. This will help them feel needed and important as they take on the role of leadership as our new friends are adjusting. This doesn’t take long, maybe a week or two.