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All children experience some degree of separation anxiety. It can come in different shapes, forms and intensities at different times. What can help: play peekaboo, hide and seek, etc. prepare the child for the separations. pick a day (once a week or once a month) for a special father - daughter outing or project. model a better way of expressing the ...
I don't think you have enough information. I suggest bringing it up during a quiet time -- after reading a bedtime story always worked well for me -- and ask her about it. "Honey, I notice that..." Then listen and empathize with her. One you fully understand and have shown her that you fully understand, then you can talk about how to make things better. ...
There are a few reasons for this. One that comes to mind is bullying but I think she isn't spending enough time with her daddy. If she has been spending time with her daddy then maybe she is being bullied. Girls feel safer with their daddy. It's probably because men are seen as strong. I hope this helps.
Personally I'd go for asking her and the teachers what's going on at school. Girls often feel safe with their dads, so it actually may be something that's going on, maybe her feeling bullied or some such. I'd start with that.
You mention that you are always available and willing to hang out with her and play with her when she's around; are the other adults putting forth the same effort? Kids are small humans, after all, and one thing most humans have in common is that we like to be with the people who like to be with us. For the jealous adults, try to pull them into the next ...
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