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Help my 5 year old DD really clingy and hysterical

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mumof2monsters Sat 01-Nov-08 18:31:39

My 5 year old DD started school in September and seems to be liking it. However, we have had some problems in the last month or so. She gets hysterical if you leave her anywhere. If I leave her at a party, If I leave her in the car when I pay for petrol (locked with her brother also in there and I can see them the whole time). Today she got hysterical because I went into the garage at the side of the house.
She is following my hubby and I around the house and is by my side the whole time.
I am not sure what to do as it is driving DH mad. Has anyone else experienced this?

bananabrain Sun 02-Nov-08 22:55:03

My ds1 has been through this a couple of times, once very strongly and the second time less so, and it is exhausting! I found that the best thing I could do was to let him cling as much as he wanted, follow me round etc. and give him lots of reassurance. (If we were getting in the car he waited until I was ready then got in my door so he knew I was getting in right behind him. If I stood up to get something he jumped up too!) After a week or two of allowing him to be near me as much as he wanted, he gradually started to get more confident again. Maybe your dd is reacting to the new situation / tiredness of being at school and is showing her uncertainty by needing you that bit more! I hope your little girl gets over it soon too.

mumof2monsters Tue 04-Nov-08 09:30:47

Thanks bananabrain for your advice. will try what you said and I hope it works {smile}

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