Question: My son who is 5 has severe separation anxiety when he is with his father for the weekend. He is a shy kid who has always taken a lot of comfort in being with his “family” and in his home. So, he is having a hard time adjusting to the idea of having two places to live now that we are divorced.
My ex adores him and tries his best to distract him with fun activities. My son’s anxiety while there has nothing to do with bad treatment so I will continue to send him off to his father’s for visitation. What I need are suggestions of things his father and I can do to help him adjust and relieve his level of anxiety.