ok so my 2 year old has been acting so weird lately. I know it might just be jealousy but I really am worried about him. I recently had another baby and even though my 2 yr old was never an only child (he has 3 older brothers and an older sister) he was used to being the baby, so I guess when the new baby came along he got really jealous. It started with him ignoring the new baby, he didn't want to kiss him or look at him or anything. Then it got to the point where he wanted to hurt the baby by hitting, pinching and kicking. I got him to stop that behaviour but now he seems depressed. I know that sounds silly but he throws tantrums that I have never seen him or any of his older siblings ever do, and it was even worse the other day when we were driving home from the park and he started screaming and kicking and wriggling till he got out of his car sean and then he flipped out so bad until we finally stopped at a white castle...Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Nov. 10, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by Christina2135 at 9:10 AM on Nov. 11, 2009
I can kind of relate. My daughter is 2 1/2 and I have a 6 week old. She is mostly great with the baby and loves being a big sister, but sometimes she seems sad and depressed. She even tells me sometimes she is sad. I try to talk to her about her feelings and tell her it is okay to be sad and jealous and even mad. I think it is a combination of age (just starting to have different emotions) and having a new baby around. I am not sure about the tantrums though. Did you maybe just causally say something that would have made him upset. Sometimes I forget that my daughter can understand everything I am saying. I don't think you are being over sensitive. It breaks my heart to see my little girl sad, and sometimes I feel guilty for a having another baby. I don't think you have anything to worry about, but maybe talk to you pediatrician if he keeps it up. Good Luck.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 11:07 AM on Nov. 11, 2009
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