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Concerned about my 3 year old son
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MommyLynnAnn posted:
My 3 year old has been so nervous lately. Whether it is about eating his meals, taking a nap or bath, going to school or bed, etc etc etc. He has been whining and crying about it all, questioning all day. For example, he will whine, cry and question about bath time which is 8pm starting at 7am. I am so concerned and do not know if this is a phase or if something is medically wrong. Please help!!!
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momuv4girls responded:
You say lately.......so this is new behavior ?

Has anything recently changed in his life recently? A new sibling, parental issues? A house guest? New school / teacher? Are you a stay-at-home Mom? Any changes at all you can think of ?

Children at this age do not have a sense of time, so saying words like "later on" or "at 8pm is bath" have no real meaning to a 3-year old. Some need more concrete answers.

There are visual schedules that can help some anxious children.

First I'd try and find out what is causing this new anxiety and go from there.

-Kathleen


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