November 15, 2008

Aidric's Intense Separation Anxiety
Pite┼čti, Romania

Aidric absolutely loses it every time Tatiana even looks like she's starting to walk out the room. Smiles suddenly turn to inconsolable tears and wailing the likes of which probably have the neighbors thinking that we're gleefully subjecting the kid random acts of torture. She can't even leave his side to use the bathroom in the winter morning twilight without him shrieking loudly enough to wake our slumbering host (separated by a few feet of concrete wall).

It's been ramping up like this for the past month or so, and now at ten months old, Aidric seems to be in a full blow stage of separation anxiety. Generally, it's completely focused towards Tatiana—he could give a damn if I leave the periphery of his vision.

We read that this is normal. We read that this, in some twisted way, is a good thing. That Aidric sees Tatiana as an intense source of love and security, and when she moves more than an umbilical cord's distance away, he flips out because he's not sure if he'll ever see her again.

Woe is Aidric… and us.

( video: Mommy Seperation Anxiety )


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January 9th, 2009

Both of my brother's had this. One is 6 y/o and kind of still does. He won't cry if his mom walks out the room, but if he doesn't know where she is then he freaks out and thinks she abandoned him.

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January 9th, 2009

That was nothing! This too shall pass…


Craig |

January 9th, 2009

Yeah, the clip was sort of a tame example… they can get much worse. :|

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January 10th, 2009

Maggie took a bit longer to develop this, but she's there now. She doesn't mind too much when Daddy leaves, but Mommy better be there when she cries!



January 11th, 2009

Not want to bore you to death with pshychological stuff but this will pass once he learn that beeing out of sight doesnt mean that mommy dissapear forever…. playing peek a boo from behind a towel is a good start, then a step further, then behind a table, then another step further… etc… that way he will understand that eventually she will "re appear"… luv u guys!!!

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Rosanne Bosch

January 14th, 2009

Hi, this is Dr. Bosch, pediatrician, and your brother Glenn. Yes, separation anxiety is normal at this age and shows us that he is developing well. We enjoyed your travel site.

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