What made me think of this is that last night I got really angry at Lina.
She wouldn't leave me alone while I was around the hot stove trying to get the plates served up, she kept getting in my face and grabbing my sleeve to twist it or rub it, then she constantly wanted to hug me or rub my arm. Lina has always done these things where she rubs your shirt sleeve between her fingers, puts her foot up your pant leg and rubbing it against the material, she will put her fingers in your shirt sleeve and twist it. Those are the things that she has done since she was a baby.
Now she is doing all those things but over the last year she has begun to do these: put things in her mouth like a baby does (rarely did this as an infant); sucking on her thumb or fingers on occassion; wants to eat with her fingers again; rubbing her hands or feet on people (like rubbing their arm, when sitting next to them on the couch tries to rub her feet on their leg). She is real bad about pulling on any kind of tie, or sparkly stuff, that is on her clothes. Somethings she pulls them off others she just constantly plays with like running them thru her hands or rubbing them.
So here is my question: Is this sensory seeking? Could it have been triggered by anxiety?
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