DS is 2.5 years old and is suddenly super clingy to me. If he doesn't see me he would cry and scream and would repeat himself every few seconds the whole time till he sees me, once he kept on saying 'I want mummy hug' for a whole hour! Like non stop!
So he would scream if I am putting DD to bed, going to the bathroom, hop out of the car to quickly get something while he waits with DH and DD, as long as I not in his sight he gets upset. Except if DH takes him out to the park or fly kite or go to see his cousins. He would still cry and cry if I don't go with him but eventually he would calm down and enjoy himself.
This only started about 2 weeks ago. DH and I did go overseas for a week without the kids about 3 weeks ago and they coped great at my MILs. DS hardly whinged or asked for us, and before that he was fine also.
Anyone else experienced this sort of separation anxiety at this age?
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08-08-2013 22:57 #1
Separation anxiety at 2.5years ?
09-08-2013 00:12 #2
Sounds like he didn't cope as well as everyone thinks while you were away.
Not sure what you can do except lots of hugs and time with you until he realises that you are always going to come back.
It's so hard when they are upset but they do get through it. Good luck!
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09-08-2013 05:28 #3
Yep, it's as a result of you going away I'm afraid. It will settle. I remember my ds being super clingy if I had to go away for work. From memory it would last around 2 weeks when I got back.
My dd is nearly 2 and has always been super cool & relaxed with no real separation anxiety then we got her babysat during school hours for 5 days (by someone she is babysat by once a week). It was so we could get our house ready for sale. It's been a disaster ever since (2 weeks) with little Miss being SUPER clingy and refusing to even sleep in her cot at night (which is new). I'm away in a few weeks for 9 days and I'm dreading coming home as I think she'll be 100x's worse.
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11-08-2013 21:17 #4
Thank you mim1 it's kind of reassuring to know that it's temporary and it's normal. But also I am afraid to leave them again! I have to work full time for 1 week in a weeks time and DH will look after them and I am just not sure how's it's going to work. Poor kids!
We took my boy to MILs the other night for a few hours and he screamed his head off the whole time thinking we are leaving again poor thing!
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