anxiety is common among toddlers and preschoolers. The fear of the unknown is so great for them. And so they worry—all day
long—about what they cannot control.
something bad happens?
What if I get
What if Mom
never comes back?
The good news is
that those feelings often end the moment they realize that hanging out with other kids can be fun, and
when they understand that you haven't forgotten about them. (Little do they know that you might have spent the
majority of your day feeling the same anxiety.)
While you want to step back and instill independence in your child, that doesn't mean you can't help them out along the way. One mom did just that and came up with a
sweet little hack to get her son through his first day of school.
was concerned that her youngest child, Max, might have trouble on his first
full day of school.
tell he was feeling a little emotional," Mallett shared on Facebook,
"so we had a chat."
they came up with the idea of drawing a heart on each of their hands. They could press the heart, and that would send a hug to the other.
Photograph by Facebook
"I drew a
heart on both our hands and gave him a spare one on his arm in case the one on
his hand wore off," she wrote. "We 'charged' them by holding hands on the way to
When Louise picked
Max up from school that day, she asked if his button had worked.
it for a long time, Mummy, but I didn't cry,” he told her, to which she responded, “Ahhhh,
that will be that big squeeze I got. Did you get my big squeeze back?”
“Yep!" he said.
their "hug button" has become a viral sensation. It's a way for moms to show support in their absence while encouraging the art
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