There’s been a lot of transition going round these parts. In May, The Little Empress started attending a second preschool, learned how to use the potty in just a little over a week and weaned herself shortly thereafter. For the next month or so, she was doing great. Only one accident in the first two weeks of becoming potty trained!
Then her speech therapy school ended and she left some of her favorite playmates. And this month, she transitioned from the “young preschooler” (non-potty trained room, most of kids under 3 years old) to the “big preschool” (everyone is 3 to 4 with some young 5 year olds.)
Suddenly, she didn’t want to go to school anymore. She has become very insistent on Mommy or Daddy’s help for everything. Luckily her potty training hasn’t slipped but she’s been very insistent and clingy. She doesn’t want to try anything new and is far more easily frustrated with simple tasks that she doesn’t grasp immediately.
“I can’t” has become her battle cry and it worries me. I’m hoping that it is just a silly three year old thing and she’ll pick herself up and return to the independent little thing she used to be. Ugh.