My 3 1/2 year old has begun having tantrums when he does not get his way. He also has started wanting to be treated more babylike. He wants to be carried again, rocked again, and very dependent on mama. I don't know what has caused this. This seems to be something that would stem from a new baby in the house, but he is an only child. We moved into a new house two weeks ago, so that might be the cause to this. I don't know how to respond. I don't want to encourage acting like a baby, but I want to give him the comfort and confidence he needs. I don't want him to be told not to cry or he doesn't need to be taken care of. What do I do?
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6/21/09 at 6:54pm