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My child is showing signs of insecurity. What should I do?

My toddler has been really clingy with me lately. Why is she so insecure all of a sudden?

Re: My toddler has been really clingy with me lately. Why is she so insecure all of a sudden?

The Bump Expert

Believe it or not, when toddlers show apprehension about the world around them, it's actually a healthy sign. It means she's aware of the dangers out there and wants to be cautious. This is a good thing. It means your toddler can determine the difference between the people she knows and strangers, and she’s wary of unfamiliar faces. It may also be a sign that she's explored fearlessly and suffered the consequences (like touching a hot stove and burning herself).

Becoming more aware of surroundings -- what's safe and what isn't safe -- is all part of the learning process. But, in time, she'll feel more confident and in control when it comes to new experiences.

The Bump Editors

My child is showing signs of insecurity. What should I do?

I used to reward my kids with baby headbands when there were little. Every time they learned something new, there was a reward waiting for them. It is quite a nice system. Try it out!!

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