Jesse - posted on 07/11/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son just turned 4 years. Over the last few weeks he will burst into tears if he thinks he has lost a toy and will not stop crying until it is found. When it is found it seems like a huge relief or weight has been lifted from him. (Many times the object is a small toy or something, in my opinion, of little value.) It is almost as if he is having an anxiety attack. Typically the toy is right where he left it 5-10 mins ago. He will even obese over a toy that was left at home while on a trip to the store.
Any suggestions on how to stop or respond to this behavior?