I'm not sure what I'm actually worried about, tbh. DS is generally now extremely cruisy, rarely cries unless something is really upsetting him, is happy enough playing alone, is getting into imaginative play and chats away at me etc etc.
But, he gets extremely distressed if
A) he accidentally makes a mess. Yesterday he was in his room with a squeezie yoghurt and he squeezed it too hard and it spilt on the floor. He came running into find me yelling 'oh NO ! oh NO!' And was close to tears.' I've never been one to get angry at accidents so I don't think he's scared of me being upset. I went with him to his room and told him it was alright, it was just an accident, and he got very upset at me cleaning it up because he wanted to clean it himself.
B) although he gets into tactile exploration (a LOT!), he becomes quite distressed sometimes when he doesn't like the feel or sight of what's on his hands. It's usually 'slimey' types of things, like yoghurt again. He yells out 'dirty! dirty!' And again, doesn't like me to help him.
C) with noise, and at the moment it's virtually any noise that is unfamiliar whether loud or soft, he backs away or runs away, withdraws into himself and puts his hands over his ears. If I take him and show him the source of the noise and explain it he's usually alright again. He can't even handle the Thermy at like speed 3 any more and he used to love it. I have to say to him 'noise coming' and then he will put his hands on his ears and be ok. Also, he is quite happy to make his own very loud noise.
So is this all developmental stuff, does he just like to be independent and solve his own problems, or is there possibly some sort of sensory anxiety going on? Should I be looking out for something in particular?
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07-01-2015 08:43 #1
Is this normal 2 year old behaviour?
07-01-2015 09:38 #2
For now, I would just keep an eye on the behaviour to see if it's just a phase.
How is he with his eating - is he overly fussy? Does he prefer packaged food over home made?
07-01-2015 09:58 #3
doesnt sound too bad right now.
DD was always an anxious child ... didnt like loud noises, always worried that she was going to get in trouble etc.
sometimes its an indicator of something, and other times its just a personality thing. Shy/anxious/quiet kind of thing
its so hard to know sometimes
07-01-2015 10:00 #4
Ok. Thanks lovelies :-)
Modrassi, yes he actually does prefer packaged food! I've spent countless hours cooking things from scratch that he will turn his nose up at but he will usually eat packaged food.
07-01-2015 10:09 #5
It is quite probable that this may be a stand-alone issue without being linked to anything more serious, so I'd just be observant for now and see how he goes as he develops.
07-01-2015 10:23 #6
My DS is the same age and has started doing similar. I recall all of my boy's doing the same at around this age so I put it down to just a stage.
07-01-2015 10:26 #7
DD didn't cope with loud noises at all. I think I barely vacuumed for the first 3 years of her life. DS needs a warning "big noise coming" but if he's tired or cranky he still bursts into tears at the food processor. TMX are really, really loud.
Could then"uh oh" come from daycare? They need to clean up spills quickly and keep the kids away from them.
DS cleans up his own spills already at 19 months. Goes and gets the cloth out of the drawer and everything. He also likes packing up, putting things where they belong. He's going to be my tidy child!
I hated being dirty when I was little. My mum would find us in the yard making mud pies, my bro would be splattered, my sis would usually be sitting in the mud and I would have a little bit if mud on my palms, not a spot on me and perfect pies laid out in front of me. I think it's just part of my controlling, perfectionism. I think we all have our quirks.
DD is still sensitive to loud noise, but she's also very perceptive in general. She's not gifted, but is 12 months ahead at school, and I've read that this sort of sensitivity is typical of G&T toddlers.
Keep an eye on it but, as a teacher, I find it so hard to not read too much into little behaviours and worry about missing something as we've seen the difference early DX can make.
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