Separation anxiety is when children fear being parted from their parents or their carers. This can start at 9 months of age and peaks at 14 to 18 months. It usually goes away by early childhood. Separation anxiety is a normal part of development and there’s nothing to be concerned about. Although, it can be more heartbreaking for the parents than it is for the little ones! There are a few things that you can do to help your child if they are suffering from separation anxiety.