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Change of behaviour from stubborn to sensitive, shall I worry?

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Majdraw Thu 28-Jan-16 00:53:12

I have 2.5 years old toddler, which always been characterised as stubborn and checky, even the nursery would give me some remarks around pulling and pushing etc ... I went with her in December for a long trip to visit my parents for 3 weeks, then left her with her dad and travelled alone for 5 days.. she was the same happy stubborn toddler during and after travelling.... She went back to nursery in the beginning of the year and all her report since is quite, good, very cuddly .. Which is great feedback but it doesn't fit the usual character and then I noticed how sensitive she became, She stopped saying NO instead if she got in disagreement she would look at you with very sad features and the starts crying quietly ... I find the behaviour worrying, is that all in my head or shall I worry about the sudden change... Not forget to mention we are trying to potty train her.

ppeatfruit Thu 28-Jan-16 16:02:29

Majdraw Children DO change at this age A LOT (if you think how quickly they grow physically) they also grow and change mentally. I don't like nurseries who speak in terms of 2 year olds being "Good'. They are babies fgs

That said I speak as an ex CM|nanny EY teacher and Mum of 3, they should be potty trained when they're ready.

Maybe she was more affected by you leaving her for 5 days than you think. she obviously hasn't forgotten IMO. Making her sad. Give her lots of reassurance and one to one attention. Are you pregnant ? does she know?

lljkk Thu 28-Jan-16 16:04:49

I've got an 11yo DS who still swings between these emotions, sigh.

Majdraw Thu 28-Jan-16 16:31:35

Thanks a lot ppeatfruit for the response, its assuring.

I felt its sudden change as the character was consistent for the last 2 years, and its not the first time I'm traveling or she travels alone with her dad but you never know it might effected her differently this time as she is more aware.

I'm not forcing potty training, she already use the potty to poop at home since 2 months already... but they just started to use the potty with her in the nursery, which is not easy as she has constipation issue.

Not pregnant, and i will keep focusing on the one to one attention.

ppeatfruit Fri 29-Jan-16 09:19:04

Oh it's an idea to look at your families' wheat intake if there is constipation esp. wholemeal (I know its called healthy) but SOME people are allergic to the particular gluten in it.

You can have whole rye bread and rice pasta (Health food shops have good wheat substitutes)

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