frogdogdog , Parent asks:

My two-year-old has a fake laugh. Is this something I should be worried about?

Seriously. When my daughter responds to something funny, she sometimes fakes a laugh rather than actually laughing. Is this normal behavior for a two-year-old? Or is this something that resembles psychosis?
In Topics: Self esteem and identity, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Jan 16, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

You daughter is only 2 years old, and it might be difficult to assess whether she is faking laughter or not.  If you are concerned with that or if your daughter's development is delayed, talk with her regular health care provider.

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Karenmom writes:
I'm not an expert, but I've been around many, many children and all including my own, will "fake laugh" aloud at some point.  I'm sure you know adults that do the same thing.  I feel it to be an attention issue, they just want "to be heard".  Don't worry, as she matures, this will stop and remember, she's only 2 she may even be copying a friend or something she saw on tv, probably just a passing phase as they have many and to my experience, just when one phase passes another starts.  Just enjoy your daughter as she is because they grow and change so fast, this will be old news by summer.  Best wishes!
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