5. In any program, it is important for a child and her family to feel welcomed individually. Imagine going to a restaurant and not having anyone acknowledge the fact that you have arrived. Do they even know I’m here? Additionally, it is important for the parent to feel acknowledged. A warm, welcoming “hello, how was your morning?” can do wonders for the quality of the separation Make sure parent say goodbye to their children. Although it might be easier in the short term for parents to “sneak out”, it always backfires. Imagine going to a party with your significant other. You feel fine as long as they are there, then you look up and they’re gone! How do you feel?