Pandemic affects infant, toddler behavior too

Young children might be more prone to meltdowns, sleep struggles, potty training regressions and intense clinginess during the pandemic.

Children might be doing this in part because they’re picking up on stress from their parents, College of Arts, Sciences & Education psychology professor Daniel Bagner told The Bump.

“Stress in kids, which may look different, may in turn lead to more stress on the parent. It’s not a one-way street,” said Bagner, who, as director of the Early Childhood Behavior Lab at FIU, researches psychosocial interventions for early childhood behavior problems.

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