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My little boy turns 3 and in the past 2 weeks he really has turned clingy and insecure – especially around his school. Normally he loves it and waves goodbye but lately he is clinging onto me and begging me not to leave him (I am a fulltime working mom). I've tried to leave him home with his nanny (who has been with him since birth) but that doesn't work and he also begs me not to leave. When I see him again he is angry with me and turns his back on me for a while. Is this a normal phase? He has never, ever suffered from separation anxiety before. The only thing different is he is on asthma medication now – having been diagnosed 2 weeks ago. We are also renovating our bathrooms and I am wondering if that could be unsettling him. And finally his dad and I are having problems but we have kept it away from him – we never fight in front of him and his routine has continued as normal. What can I do? Annie Lambert
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