All About Crying 1 to 2 years

In the one- to two-year-old, most crying is the result of emotional disturbance: fear, anxiety, separation, or deprivation of mother love.

Insecurity

Between the ages of one and three, children spend less and less of their time being physically close to, and touching, their mothers. But in contrast to this apparent independence, there will also be moments when your toddler becomes frightened and anxious.

There is usually a period around the age of one when this occurs. You may notice that she’s quieter and less mischievous than usual; that she’s become very shy of strangers and strange situations and clings desperately to your legs. She may even lose her appetite. These are all signs of anxiety, which you should ...

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