My 3 1/2 year old son is afraid of everything and it's reaching the point that I just don't know how to handle it. I mean he's afraid of normal things like doctors, the dark, new experiences etc. but he's also afraid of things like the water running in the bathtub, riding his bike, birthday cards that play music (found that out on his 2nd b-day), the hairdryer, the vaccum....things like that. Some things he's outgrown but there's always new one that follows. I try to avoid the stuff I can such as warning him before I turn on the hair dryer or vaccum so he has a chance to leave the room but what do I do with the situations that can't be avoided???Answer Question
Answer by babyteresa at 5:27 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
I've been helping my son study for a college psychology exam. Developmental psychologists would say that your son has not formed a secure attachment to you. That has made him anxious and afraid to take risks. Psychiatrists would say he has a chemical imbalance in his brain. It may be his temperment or personality.
I think what you describe is abnormal behavior and you should have him evaluated. It's good to avoid the things you can. If you think it might be your relationship then that is something you can work on.
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