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Separation Protests: Helping Your Child

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Topic Overview

Separation protest (also called separation anxiety) usually starts around 9 months of age, peaks near 15 months of age, and starts to fade sometime before the third birthday. The intensity and duration of separation protest is affected by your child's temperament and by your personality and how you respond.

Here are some suggestions on how to deal, as well as possible, with these scenes:


Credits for Separation Protests: Helping Your Child

Current as of: February 10, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics


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