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  • Separation anxiety kicks in as parents return to work
  • Separation anxiety kicks in as parents return to work
    Keira Burton (2021) ©

Separation anxiety kicks in as parents return to work

After spending more than a year at home with the kids, it's time for parents to return to the office. But for some, the prospect of missing out on key stages of their children's development is too much to bear. Worrying that bonds will be lost, family separation anxiety is kicking in.



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