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sep anxiety in a 16m old ...does it sound normal?


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#1 PandoBox

Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:35 PM

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#2 Crombek

Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:04 PM

Sounds totally normal & developmentally appropriate. As to what improves confidence? Time. And allowing her to work through it at her own pace. Young children look to attachment figures to help them manage their emotions, they don’t have the ability to do it for themselves. The more she sees you as a safe base, the more she will gradually move out when she is ready to practice. Each child has their own comfort levels. If you want to, look into the Circle of Security, it has some really great explanations around this & how you can join with your child as they get bolder.

#3 Daffy2016

Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:40 AM

My DD is about the same age and is going through something similar. She’s never bothered before but suddenly me leaving the room is a massive drama. She has also always loved people and going to daycare but is now grumpy on drop of and starts wailing when she sees me at pick up (she’s fine during the day!).

I’m pretty sure it’s a combination of teething and a wonder week leap. Hoping she’s back to her usual self soon!




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