Claire - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
my daughter is 23 months, my father recently passed, we were all with him when he died and he had been unwell for some time. we stayed at his home for 2 weeks. my daughter is sometimes behaving happy and as i would expect for her but can be clingy and anxious and can be distressed when left alone, she is mostly sleeping with me. she will go down alone for her nap but is often unable to settle herself at bedtime. is this grief or is she reacting to my grief ? we have been home for 5days i'm not sure what to expect from her and am bringing her down to settle on me and sleep by me on the sofa till i go to bed. in the past she has cried to get her own way and it is diffucult to tell if she's crying to get her own way or because she is distressed. how do i help her get back to normal without causing more distress?