Dr. Elaine Heffner: Questions about child care

 
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Observing a pre-school group of 2-year-old's, I saw a wonderful example of separation contagion. This refers to a group with one or two children who are having a particularly hard time separating from parent or care-giver. The crying and upset that ensues sets off a similar response in the other children until almost the entire group is coming apart.