Is Your Child Still Obsessed With Certain Things?
Over the time of his growing up, your child will be attached to what he considers as his favorite toys, objects, routines and places to be at. While these are but natural for your child to have, keeping an eye out for an unhealthy attachment is always needed.
1. Observe how much the subject, thing, person, or routine means to your child. As is natural with children, your child will want it constantly in his company. But the association with this favorite object maybe unhealthy in the circumstance that he will go to extremes to have the object with him should hint you to make note that your child is excessively obsessed with it. Always try to know why it is so, as these may have deep roots in your child’s psyche.
2. Direct confrontation and discontinuation yields less than favorable results, when it comes to your decisions in starting to tone down your child’s obsession with the same and it makes for a harrowing time for both your child and yourself.
3. Use a substitution method to tone down your child’s excessive obsessions. Engage him in other activities so that he is mentally and physically preoccupied to think about anything else but the task at hand.
4. While some of these phenomena might be normal, if you find your child to be unusually or unnaturally attached to some things, it is always prudent to rule out the possibility of your child having a developmental disorder. Hence, have your child follow up with the appropriate specialists to detect and intervene any such condition, if existent at an early stage.