Little Girl Cries After Dad Forgets Their 'Goodbye Ritual'

ShubbupPublished: September 26, 2017Updated: September 27, 2017260,473 views
Published: September 26, 2017Updated: September 27, 2017

Take a look at this little girl's heartbreaking reaction when her dad forgets to give her a hug and a kiss before he leaves for a short walk. She will definitely pull at your heartstrings!

"Separation anxiety can happen almost overnight, which makes it shocking to parents," says Sara Abbot, associate director of the Family Resource Counseling Center in Los Angeles. It is often not just a one-time, babyhood phase for many kids. The tears and fears related to being apart from the parents can resurface in the toddler and preschool years, posing new challenges and warranting different solutions.

As discouraging as that may sound, it can be very helpful to remember that separation crisis is completely normal, even healthy. "From the earliest years of life, we should want children to encounter ordinary adversity because it's practice for building resilience," says Aaron Cooper, Ph.D., coauthor of ‘I Just Want My Kids to Be Happy! Why You Shouldn't Say It…’

Fortunately, there's plenty you can do to minimize your child's angst, as well as your own, along the way.

You can start early, to accustom your baby to you leaving for a period of time for work. Keep your goodbye short always and keep a cheerful mode on. You might be faking it, but do not let your little know you are sad to leave them at home. And of course, do what this little tot’s dad did and create a ritual when they get older, to create order into the departure.

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      warriorbride · 11 weeks ago

      YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A PERSON CAN DIE AND THIS LITTLE GIRL KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THAT YOU DO IT WHEN YOU LEAVE, so many people had their loved ones leave and not give them a kiss and that was the last that they saw of them, so she has it right to me HOW SWEET and PRECIOUS of her she loves her Daddy very much. lol

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      Shoechick9 · 8 weeks ago

      It is truly the little things we take for granted. Saying goodbye and I love you was very important at my house growing up. Bless this sweet little girl, she already knows the importance of this ritual!