7-yo ds afraid to be alone

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Registered: 06-15-2007
7-yo ds afraid to be alone
Sat, 06-23-2007 - 5:31pm
Help! My ds is driving me crazy. He is afraid to go anywhere in the house alone. Even in broad daylight. For example, if we are on the main level of the house and he needs something from his room upstairs, he will ask one of us to either get it for him, or go upstairs with him. Wherever I go, he's right ON TOP OF ME. I got out of the shower this morning and almost jumped out of my skin, because he was there in the bathroom, silently waiting for me... He would not leave me alone even when I got dressed; he wanted so badly to go downstairs, but no one was down there, so he wouldn't; instead, he just kept saying, "Are you almost done? Can we go downstairs now??" Ugh... I feel like I have a 3-yo again. I think he was spooked recently by a CSI episode he saw part of while his big brother was watching. But he's always been like this to some degree; I'm definitely noticing it more now that it is summer and he is home all day long. It is driving me bonkers. How can I help him get over this????