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Mother Shares Genius Trick To Assist Daughter Cope With Separation Anxiety

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Mother Shares Genius Trick To Assist Daughter Cope With Separation Anxiety

‘Is it charged up yet.’

A mother has disclosed a useful tip, which transformed her life after helping her daughter deal with separation anxiety.

Melissa Conlon, aged 40, from Wymondham, Norfolk had always hated carrying out the school run in the morning, most especially as it leaves her daughter sobbing and shaking.

Melissa Conlon helped ease her daughter Elsie’s separation anxiety by drawing a heart on her hand

Sharing the trick to Facebook with a heart-touching post, Melissa was drowned with comments from fellow parents praising the whole idea

Her daughter, Elsie, aged 6 had suffered from separation anxiety for as long as Melissa could recall and would most time become troubled when left at the school gate.

But introducing a trick she saw online, involving drawing a heart on a child’s hand, which can be pressed to receive a magic hug from loved ones, her daughter now runs into her classroom without having to cry at the school gate – just a kiss and a smile all the way.

Sharing the trick to Facebook with a heart-touching post after Elsie’s 1st day of a lesson in September, Melissa was drowned with comments from fellow parents praising the whole idea.

Sharing a picture of the heart, she drew on her daughter’s hand, the concerned mother wrote: ‘So, whoever came up with this idea you are a genius.’

‘Elsie has always suffered from separation anxiety when going to school and it’s always worse after a holiday. This morning she was worried about going to school, so I felt what have I got to lose.

We walked to school holding hands to charge up the drawings, and all the way she asked; ‘Is it charged yet?’

I drew this on my own hand and one of her hands. We walked to school holding hands to charge up the drawings, and all the way she asked; ‘Is it charged yet?’ Melissa explained.

She added: ‘When we got to her class I told her we’re fully charged and to press it anytime she missed me and it would give her a magic hug. She went in with no tears, just a kiss, and a huge smile.’

Social media users hurriedly praised the idea, revealing they would be trying it on their little ones:

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