Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ka | 2010-05-28



My son is 2 yrs 9 months and has been at day mom since 9 months. He has started crying and screaming when I leave him. I have booked him into a playschool from next term. At day mom he wasnt stimulated enough. He also has suddenly started sleeping badly. He always slept from about 6:30pm - 5 am, now he wakes shouting and angry at 1am and 3 am. He thrashes about , screams and seems very angry. is this pent up emotion and frustation from during the day? Im sure he will be happier at playschool, as they have organised activities such as playdough, building blocks, singing and lots of outdoor play. He loves outdoors and screams and fights when he has to come in. At the moment he does have ear infection, so maybe feeling a bit off. He also only wants his mother to see to him all the time.

Expert's Reply



Your son is experiencing some separation anxiety now even though he is rather old for this. This together with his other his other behaviour and his restlessness when sleeping may be due to him being unhappy about something. He certainly does not appear to be happy at the daymother anymore and your idea about sending him to a playschool should help.

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