If your child is experiencing separation anxiety as he or she transitions back into school or if he/she is headed to preschool for the first time, here’s a quick suggestion that helped my son, Jackson.

Jackson was having a bit of a difficult time heading back to school so his teacher helped him talk out his feelings by drawing it out. It’s made a world of difference and things are now moving more smoothly. Jackson’s picture is laminated and he takes it to school, on the car ride, everyday. He can look at it and remember he is happy once he is at school. It seems to have done the trick!

Pictured: friends at top, mommy, mommy’s car, Jackson going into school happy.