• C
  • CA
  • a month ago

4yr old separation anxiety ?

Hey mama's ....anyone deal with their child having separation anxiety? I think my 4yr old may have something of the sort. He just started preschool this year and hes been going for about a month now and every drop off he cries and wont let me go. His teacher has to come take him. His teacher says hes fine once I'm gone, Its just the initial drop off that bugs him. As well as my dad has all his grandkids sleepover atleast 1-2 a month. All his cousins go, hes the only one that panics and absolutely refuses to stay. His cousins range in age from 3, 5, 7 & 9, so it's not like hes alone. I love that he wants to be around me all the time, but I just had a new baby and it makes me feel bad that he wont get out of the house to do anything fun with another family member. Hes missing out on lake trips and sleepovers, and fun he could be having to stay home with me and his baby brother. I need him to gain some independence. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  • J
  • TX, US
  • 6 days ago

My son is 16 months and we are going through it i have to go back to work part time to help my husband out and he does great with his dad but i don't trust anyone else to watch him it gets so bad i don't want to be away from him i don't know what to do

  • I
  • FL, US
  • 8 days ago

Both my boys are like that. I have a 34 month old and a 18 month old and of God forbid I leave them my eldest starts to lose it then the little one follows. Daniel Tiger on PBS has been my saving grace for a lot of situations. I put the episode on repeat about parents leaving and coming back often so at least my eldest gets the idea.

  • A
  • CA, US
  • 24 days ago

my son... new school... but he was like that at a previous school he was there for close to a year and still fussy so😩hopefully they outgrow it soon

  • M
  • WI, US
  • a month ago

Hey Girl! As I was reading I was thinking..I wonder if she has a new baby. And you do! Congrats! Anyway, my sister went through a major separation anxiety issue after our brother was born. I really don't have much memory of this, but she would get so upset that she would make herself sick. My ma had no idea what was wrong with her, so many unproductive visits to the clinic with nothing wrong. I guess she outgrew the episodes. But till this day she for some reason "hates" mom. She never wanted to grow up and be like mom, and she moved half way across the country so she wouldn't have to deal with her! We all love each other though, just can't be around each other for too long! That probably didn't help you much! I can't imagine what your little guy is going through. I would try to get him involved in big brother tasks. Maybe some easy house chores. Make him feel as needed and special as possible!

  • S
  • OH, US
  • a month ago

If he didn’t go to a daycare or anything where he’s used to u dropping him off then yea totally normal ! My daughter was the same way ! When she was 2 she started daycare and that whole first week she would cry when I try to leave it broke my heart but she got used to it , I just think that shock of you not being there frightens them especially when they are all strangers .

  • S
  • OH, US
  • a month ago

Awh😂, idk then unless it’s a new class and he’s not familiar with the teachers , but he should get used to soon

  • C
  • CA
  • a month ago

That's the weird thing, I just went on maternity leave in August. Before that he was in daycare since he was 1.

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