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#1 of 5 Old 02-06-2008, 09:17 AM - Thread Starter
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I thought it was a 1 time thing but lately every single time ds gets watched by a friend (with kids) if I have an appt I cant bring him to -he completely flips out when I pick him up. He screams, throws a tantrum, says "mama go home Im still playing" or something similar, hides, etc. Ive tried giving him extra time to play, reminding him we'll see his friends again soon, etc and nothing works. He starts school next week and Im afraid its going to be a constant battle everytime I pick him up. I cant believe he was once a clingy needy toddler.

(he'll be 4 next week btw)

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I am glad you found somewhere that he loves to go that much. it must hurt your feelings but I would try to look at it objectively: You did a great job picking someone for him to stay with, he is a child and many times they just want to be where they are at it is not a reflection on you just that he wants to continue doing what he does, lets face it a chance of pace is fun for everyone.
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Not sure what to tell you other than it's pretty common for kids to do that.
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perefctly normal at that age. new toys. new people. pehaps someone doting on him. whats not to love.

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Very normal. My sister and I did that as children. My older two do that all the time when we pick them up from Grandma and Grandpa's. LOL


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