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Hi guys, it's been awhile. It seems like we've combined PR's!
I wanted to ask if anyone else has gone through something similar. I am having some concerns about my DD and hoping it's just a phase.
The last 2 or 3 weeks she has been crying a lot worried about her toes/fingers/hair. Out of no where she will break down into tears and ask me if her toe/finger,etc is going to be ok. And it'll seem like she's talking about a booboo she got a long time ago that's been better for awhile. But she keeps asking if it's going to be ok. I reassure her and tell her her finger/toe etc is fine.
Well, she asks about 10 times an hour. She just bursts into tears. Also, she's always been a "high needs" type child but now every minute she is asking for a hug and if she is going to be ok?!
It's starting to worry me!
I am really hoping she gets over this fast... Has anyone else's child done anything similar?
has she recently seen something on tv or a movie that may be the cause of this? eli is fascinated by cuts and scrapes, he brags about them when he has one, and he will often talk about it weeks after it's healed. but he doesnt appear to be upset or worried. maybe clara saw something that gave her this irrational fear. i'm sure it's a normal childhood phase!
Ava has sort of done that too, but it's usually about a scratch or a boo boo. She keeps tabs on it, if it's getting smaller, she wants everyone to see it, and needs us to say it will be ok. BUT, she doesn't go on and on about it, but does seem to dwell on the little things a little more than normal.
Thanks for the responses.
I do wonder if she saw something in a movie or other outside source that made her worry.
Last night she gave ME a panic attack because she wouldn't stop asking if it was going to be ok.
An example conversation:
Her: Mommy is my finger going to be ok? (crying)
Me: Yes sweetie.. your finger is just fine!
Her: Okay.. (still crying)
Literally 10 seconds later... she asks the same question!!! And it goes on and on. I usually have to tell her to take a nap because she gets herself worked up into a nervous breakdown it seems.
It's so hard to see her like this!!! This is one phase I really want to go fast!!!!
Also, it's hard not to get upset with her and keep the reassuring/loving attitude.. esp. when she asks multiple times a minute.. but.. I have to remember to keep giving her the comfort she needs...
Thanks for the responses.. I will keep a journal just incase it escalates into something I should being up to her Dr..
It doesn't help that anxiety problems run in the family (My adult brother can't leave the house and my mother's two uncles are institutionalized because of anxiety)..
SO.. I am really praying this is just a normal pre-schooler age thing.
It doesn't seem to be getting better. I had to leave the mall today because she was screaming at the top of her lungs about her toe.. (and it's a different toe today).
Just put her down for a nap-- which is unusual because she stopped taking naps a long time ago. But since all of this started If I don't put her down she exhausts herself from the worrying.
I wonder if there is a new approach I can take to this to make her realize that she is really fine. I'll have to put my thinking cap on..