Danielle - posted on 11/30/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have one child - a 7yr old daughter. She is wonderful! She is smart, caring, kind, funny, big-hearted, independant, well-mannered and loves to try new things.
I think she suffers from Seperation Anxiety Disorder. She calls me from school and daycare saying she has a "stomach ache" but then is fine if I pick her up. If we are together she doesn't complain of a stomach ache at all. She gets very upset at bedtime because she wants me to come to bed with her and says it's because "she misses me" even though I am in the next room. She has been worried and talking alot about me dying (for no reason). She frequently says she wishes we could stay home together everyday. If I step foot into the bathroom she is right behind me and will sit on my lap while I'm going to the bathroom. She tells me all the time "Mommy, I just love you too much" and "You're my favorite person in this whole world". If I have any type of appointment that she cannot attend (such as a hair appt) she cries like she will never see me again. This has been going on for a couple years. We have never been seperated so I don't know where this would stem from.
Anybody else going through this, or gone through it? I feel horrible that she seems to be so worried I won't be around. Not sure what to do other than schedule a visit to the pediatrician.