Help! I’ve got back to school separation anxiety

School starts for us on Thursday, and already I’m starting to quietly panic. It’s probably because I’m a Cotton Wool Mum but I hate the thought of my offspring being out of my sight for over six hours a day again. I’ve loved every minute of the summer holidays because I haven’t had that anxiety I feel whenever I think about what could happen on the way to/from school, or even during break time. I know it’s irrational and there’s no basis for it, that I’ll be at work anyway and it will be nice to have time to myself, etc, but I just can’t help it. Am I the only one who feels like this – or do you suffer from back to school separation anxiety too, and if so, what do you think the best way is to deal with it? written by Liz Jarvis