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How To Turn that Frown Upside Down With Drop-Off?

Kids In Sports

By Kids In Sports

Posted December 9, 2017

Does your little one just not want to let go when you try to say good-bye for Preschool, gym class, or even feel a bit anxious when you drop them off at their friend’s birthday party? Entering a new environment filled with unfamiliar people can cause anxiety for children -- and their parents!  Studies show that separation anxiety is a normal part of child development and there are many ways of coping to help alleviate the effects it has on your children.

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Here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you want to give drop off a try – tear free!

Just like with sports, start with a warmup. Stop by the location you’re dropping your child off at and meet the faces of the company. Observe the interaction with the adults and children. Get a feel for the atmosphere. Appreciate at the colors and how they make you feel. The more your child feels at home with you there, the more he or she will adapt positively when you’re not around.

Create a routine. This is why our preschool athlete program has two or 3 day options available to build up a routine for your children.

Learn the other kids' names. Our coaches make it a priority to say hello and introduce all of their friends to each other so they feel as comfortable as possible.