any advice would be great!!!

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My almost 29 month old son has started recently screaming and crying hysterically anytime I leave the room. He won't stay with Daddy anymore, I can't even go to the bathroom without him breaking down. He won't sleep anymore unless I am holding him ( not just in my bed but I have to physically hold him). He won't even play anymore unless I am right beside him. I do not know what to do. I have always stayed at home with him and nothing has changed except that he is potty training now. I have never see this kind of separation anxiety before. PLEASE HELP ME


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Pcheliyan - posted on 07/22/2010




my daughter start to attach more to me when she turned to 2 yrs old. now she wants to clink on me if i am home with her. she used to go out with my aunt/uncle/my husband without me. but now she refused to go with daddy also. if i go with them she will come other wise she will stay with me even she wants to go out. i think this is the time they start to realise the bondage and security. kids feel more secure with mom. and from 2 to 3 years they learn a lot from observing . they can understand T.V shows and enjoy it. some time if they see anything scary, it will affect them deeply. try to show the good ones to your son and talks with him that you will be always there to help him. to tell you the truth, i used to take my daughter to the washroom with me. now I leave the door open so she can come to me anytime. this is working now, she is not clinking to me all the time because she knows she can come to me anytime. i hope your son will overcome this too

Kara - posted on 07/19/2010




thankyou carol my son's been the same since his baby sister came home but not towards her love's here just is extra clingy ect...

Jessica - posted on 07/17/2010




Hang in there Jamie!!! Some children react differently to toilet training and it sounds like your son is feeling anxious about this change. The best thing i find is encouragement and praise but if you are concerned best to see your pediatrician. Good luck xx

Carol - posted on 07/16/2010




my son has a brand new 2 month old baby sister and has been acting the same way since a wk after we brought her home.

Heather - posted on 07/06/2010




I agree with Colleen. But keep in mind potty training can be very stressful, and you (mommy) are something very secure. It may not seem like his anxiety is related to the potty, but stress can manifest itself in many ways.

Pamela - posted on 06/11/2010




Kid go through odd times we might never know what has caused it but your developmental nurse of doctor should be able to come up with ideas to solve it my son recently went through a whole month of screaming every time we put him in the bath !! but then one day he just got over it

Colleen - posted on 06/06/2010




I would start by calling my pediatrician. I think anytime there is an abrupt change that you can't explain and that persists that's a good place to start. It may be something normal that we just have never experienced or heard of or there may be an underlying problem that needs to be identified. Good luck!

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