Mom100 asks:

Is it normal for a 10 year old girl to not want to be away from her parents? She used to sleep out, but no longer wants to even with family.

In Topics: My child's growth and development
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
May 14, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

No it is not normal for a 10 year old not to play with friends outside of the house although many don't care to sleep over at anyone's house. Ask and find out why if this is a change.  If this behavior is not new, ask your pediatrician about signs of insecurity or anxiety that may be dealt with now before she isolates more.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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