She is scared of everyone and everything and always clings to the person she is with. She has been this way ever since she was born. Any advice on this?
Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:19 PM on May. 5, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 10:22 PM on May. 5, 2009
Answer by casslynn09 at 2:19 AM on May. 6, 2009
Answer by onLineTNmom at 9:52 AM on May. 6, 2009
Answer by salexander at 11:43 AM on May. 6, 2009
Answer by beyanca at 11:58 AM on May. 6, 2009
Reading your last post, I would definitely talk to a child therapist. He may have activities and games you (and your MIL) can play with her that will help her shorten her "warm up time". Just because something is "normal" or lots of people are similar, doesn't mean it's not a difficulty for her. If playing some games now, working with her to overcome or minimize this fear now, will help her in the years to come, isn't it worth it?
If at all possible, I'd also take time off from work in the fall when she starts school so you can go with her. You or your MIL should take her to the classroom many times before school starts, letting her get used to it, see where everything is, use the bathrooms, meet the teachers, etc. Even see if you can get a copy of their daily schedule and get your MIL to try to follow it at home.
Answer by kaycee14 at 12:23 PM on May. 6, 2009