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Old 10-22-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default Is this Healthy Attachment?

I have a boy who is 2 years 10 months I have been keeping for 4 weeks with his (AS) sister. His sister is 5, and in kindergarten. Last week she was here all week all day and all the kids had a great time. I have noticed that this sister is a very nice little girl, she is naturally nurturing and so sweet to her baby brother. Brother follows her around like she is a mommy, takes her toys, and bosses her around (just like he does the parents). It is very sweet, but sometimes it gets a little overbearing and I tell him not to take her stuff or to ask her for something instead of demanding things and telling her what to do. This week the kids are back in school and baby brother is moping around. He doesn't really play with the other kids and the other kids do not like him very much because he is always pushy and demanding and they just don't let him boss them around because he is younger than them. He follows me around sometimes, and that makes him happy, but it seems strange that he won't play with the other kids much. Sometimes they all get together and play, but even when they have been outside this week he will cry and say he is scared.

Do you think this is just that he is missing his sister? I haven't ever experienced a child with this type of attachment to a sibling. Most of the time kids are fine with other kids, but he seems so insecure when she is not here.
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