Watch the child in activities of daily living.
No elicitation needed.
The greeting the adult gets after a separation is partially dependent on how hard the separation was initially and if the child had a difficult time during the separation. Anger toward the adult may be seen if the experience was uncomfortable for the child. On the other hand, the child may also greet the adult with excitement.
Encourage parents to allow children to do as much as possible independently. Provide the least amount of support possible and still enable children to be successful. Children will feel proud of what they can do by themselves.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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