By transcendingnerd - 13/04/2015 10:46 - Philippines - Makati
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That was not at all what I was going for! But kids that age are still so dependent on help or at least a watchful eye that they don't purposely try to spend time alone. They might go to their room because their toys are there, or they might stay there engrossed in play when the adults leave but they will not go away "to be alone". I have a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old and they don't go off alone with the sole purpose of being alone.
Just because your kids don't do it, doesn't mean kids in general don't do it. My son doesn't feel the need to be alone, however my 2 year old niece frequently hides in her room when she is upset, she is easily embarrassed and doesn't like anyone to see her cry, no matter why she is crying.
OK, I didn't know there where two-year-olds that do this. I was just referencing my kids because I'm around then a lot, but all our friends, my BIL and some other relatives have kids somewhere from baby to 13-year-olds (all around about 60 kids) and naturally we have discussed behaviour with a lot of them over time and the general tenor was that kids at age two seek their parents for comfort when they are hurt or sad or frustrated. This is the first time I've heard of a kid that age willfully crying alone. I guess you learn something new every day.
Maybe you were the cause of her distress.
Looks like you have quite an independent sister there.