I really really need some help on this one please.....

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My almost 6 yr. old son is obsessed with how both my husband and I are feeling and it truly has become an obsession and he is constantly apologize for everything and he freaks out if he can't find us right away even if we are just in the bathroom the other day he was playing hide and seek with his friend and couldn't find her and I overheard him ask her not to hide like that again because he worried about her. He has become very clingy and is terrified of the dark and is terrified of going to sleep. Help! I have been doing everything that was suggested by everyone and I called my PCP and he wants him evaluated by psychologist just in case because it sounded like my son was abnormally fearful. Has this at all happen with anyone else??

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Elfrieda - posted on 12/31/2011

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It sounds like something is bothering him. Did something happen in the family, like a move or a death, or are one of his friend's parents divorcing? That is very scary for kids. My nephew had quite a lot of anxiety when he learned about divorce. My sister-in-law just told him that some people do divorce, but she and his dad were going to stay together, and that was enough to soothe him. I think he was 7.
Or is someone bothering him at school?
It probably is really difficult to find the balance between reassuring him and not letting his anxieties control the family. I hope he feels better soon.

Mel - posted on 12/31/2011

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it could just be a fase that he is going through when my son started school for 6 weeks he would cry when i droped him off the teachers said when i left he was ok but their again i had just left a violent marrage now he is 7 & fine
on the night time have you tryed a night light or leave his bedroom door open with the landing light on could he be bullied at school cause i no from experience that bullies can affect a child in many ways try tlking to the school & see if anything is going on or has their been a death in your family? i no that if their is some kids think that every one that they love is going to leave them too . i do hope that you get him sorted t not nce & very very hard to have a clingy child all the best

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