I am a mom to a 2-year-old toddler who seems to be going through a tough time coping with separation anxiety. Every time I need to leave the house for work or run errands, my little one becomes extremely upset and clings onto me with tears in his eyes. It breaks my heart to see him like this, and I am not sure how to help him cope with these emotions.
I have tried reassuring him that I will be back soon, leaving him with familiar and trusted caregivers, and giving him a special toy or blanket to comfort him, but nothing seems to be working. I am worried that his separation anxiety will continue to escalate, and it will become a hindrance to his growth and development.
Any advice or tips on how I can help my toddler cope with separation anxiety would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!