Does your baby suffer stranger anxiety/ separation anxiety? What, when and how to tackle?

What is stranger anxiety?

This is usually demonstrated by crying when an unknown or unfamiliar person approaches. Normally it starts at about 8 – 9 months and usually subsides by age 2 yr. Stranger anxiety is related with the child’s developmental task of distinguishing the acquainted from the unacquainted. Both the duration and intensity of the nervousness(anxiety) vary greatly among kids.

Some babies show a strong preference for one parent over another at a certain age, and grandparents may suddenly be viewed as strangers. Anticipating these happenings during visits helps prevent misinterpretation of the behavior. Comforting the child and avoiding overreaction to the behavior are usually the only therapy needed.
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My Faith

My Faith

It first started when I was in my high school class in Providence High. It was just a regular day, doing the same old stuff, but that particular day I happened to feel dizzy, I started sweating profusely; my eyes kept shaking while I became ghostly pale and constant shivering. Next thing you know I had a fever, so they sent me home. I happened to have this pimple looking bump on my left forearm, which hurt by the way, and it happened to pop and leave this scar that I still have today.

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