6 year old troubling separation anxiety
I have a 6 year old that is struggling with separation anxiety. I am working with the school and the psychologist at the school. Everyone is being supportive, however, he has us all stumped. He is fine as soon as he walks in the door. Does fine socially from what the teacher says. Is very gifted intellectually.
I have asked all the typical questions, have initiated all of the routines, reward charts, etc... that often work with others. He was fine with 3yr preschool then all went down the drain. Awful for 1/2 year of 4yr preschool...second half of the year was okay. Now in kindergarten it has been awful 90% of the time for 7 months. I have trouble getting him in the car in the morning. The teacher has to pull him out of the car at school. It is awful. He is my third. The other two had typical bouts of separation anxiety...but nothing like this.
He is a very head strong child. The usually tricks of the trade do not work on him typically.
Anyone have ideas, anyone have a similar situation?