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My 4 yr old showing signs of depression???

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crystalpalace Thu 06-Jan-11 22:35:26

hello. i signed on tonight for the first time as my sister advised me that it might help. My 4 yr old is showing all the same anxieties that you have descibed. i returned to work full time in June, and now she goes to a child minder 2 days a week(tues weds) nanny an grandad have her mon and fri and I have thursdays. On Monday night she woke at 3am and started crying at the thought of going to childminder. She sits in the mornung curled on the sofa with tears appearing in her eyes and falling down her cheeks. When she's there and busy she's fine, but during the quiet time, tears well up. shes an only child and I thought that she'd really enjoy the company of other children. Im at my wits end as its breaking my heart. The food control is also something that is concerning me and funny enough she's only choosing the fruit and veg to eat! She also appears to be quite anti males at the moment(except daddy and grandad) ive tried reward charts and special treats but nothing stops the heart felt sobs. She is at preschool doesnt start big school until Sept. Any help would be greatful

thisisyesterday Thu 06-Jan-11 22:44:54

i would think that she is just finding it hard with you going back to work full time and not being with you a lot.

if she is happy once she is there that's good.
it's just that she would rather be with you, but i am sure she will adjust

that said, i guess it's been going on quite a while. If you're very concerned then would working part-time be a possibility?

crystalpalace Thu 06-Jan-11 22:46:58

I wish I could, unforutunately, its not an option, mortgage bills etc!
Its started in th elast 7 weeks

thisisyesterday Fri 07-Jan-11 19:36:27

hmm has anything else changed at all that might have made her feel a bit wobbly?

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