My 2 year old daughter is suddenly scared of everything.

I remember being at a friend’s house when both of our daughters were two years old.

My daughter just turned 2 last week. So there is a plus side to this newly developed scared-of-everything phase. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. My 2 year old daughter is suddenly scared of everything.

My kid is scared of everything and is currently going through the phase of when the garage door opens she comes running to me crying that she's scared. She is an only child and she doesn't have any steady playmates her own age, although I do take her to a weekly toddler music class and other mommy & me events. She's also acting scared of many other things, including our cat for no apparent reason.

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Of course I watch Anna anywhere we go, but I don’t often have worries about these sorts of things because I know Anna panics when she can’t find me for even a second, and is much too cautious (at the moment) to put herself into known danger. This week, I was doing some planting and showed Anna, who is now three-and-a-half, a worm. Tara-Michelle Ziniuk is a Toronto-based queer mom to a preschooler. I think it's actually really clever of her to make that connection, and it's very reasonable to be afraid of that if that's what she thought was going to happen, even though she loves that part of the show. 2.5 yr old is scared of everything. Is she telling you why she's scared of things? Is this normal and will it get any better?? Learn which over-the-counter medicines are safe for you and your baby, Yummy eats that will keep your child healthy and happy, Healing home remedies for common ailments, The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. I am going to assume that you've taken him/her to the vet and ruled out any physical problems, which should be done before anything else is considered or attempted.

I've worked with toddlers for years before becoming a parent, but you know what they say, when it's your own it's different. Dr. Laura, My 28 month old is at home with me full time.

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I'm assuming this is 'normal' and I know children get scared of things, however I didn't think it started this early and would become a focal point for her conversation and thoughts. The dryer, washing machine, vacuum, a fly, and his own shadow. All she actually watched was a girl giving a pig a bath and taking it to school with her, but her anxiety was so high that something sad was going to happen that we had to turn off the movie.

She seems to hate loud noises, lots of people, we recently went to a funfair and she cried that she didn't like it. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. "A 2 1/2-year-old who has talked with her mom about anger knows what anger feels like," Dr. Marvin says. While we caught up, the girls ran around. She tells me she's scared about 20 times a day -- sometimes she doesn't seem particularly scared and other times she seems genuinely frightened (running toward me from another room with an anxious expression). What do you think causes it? We didnt force her to do anything or move closer but we did try to talk about it with her. You can read more of her posts here and follow her on Twitter @therealrealTMZ. I'm assuming this is 'normal' and I know children get scared of things, however I didn't think it started this early and would become a focal point for her conversation and thoughts. She has to an extent already. For example, we went to a science museum which has a giant moon installation, its huge and it glows, basically taking up the entire gallery area. Not really, her dad spoke to her about it later that evening and after asking some questions and combining all her short answers it sounds like she thought it was going to start smashing into something because that's what happens in a show she likes when they show how planets are made (left over clumps from a star being formed smash together till they make a planet).

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I have 4 kids: 12-6-2-1 My 6yr old and 2yr old share a room. And my 1yr old is in our room. “She’s very cautious,” my friend told me.

Like I said at the start, I understand fears are a normal part of development but it's hurting my heart and I want to do the best I can to make her feel safe. She's not particularly shy around people and eats and sleeps well.

More specifically, I remember Anna having a handful of seemingly reasonable fears at the time: waves, large dogs and loud noises.

Like she just didn't expect the moon to be so big since it's so small in the sky, or maybe she thought it was a piece of the actual moon and that might be bad? She plays fine at playgroup with other children yet at the park if other children come to the climbing frame she panics and wants picking up. My 2.5 year old daughter has recently become scared of almost anything. At one point, my friend’s daughter stopped when she came to a board book on the floor, and stepped over it. So the first night I removed the things she kept saying were scarey. Photo: Tara-Michelle Ziniuk.

We talk about details of the 'fear' and try to explain it more and then focus on the positive nice things involving the fear. Didn't find the answer you were looking for? /r/Parenting is the place to discuss the ins and out as well as ups and downs of child-rearing.

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