Play group Anxiety

What is Play group Anxiety?. I’m sure I am not the only one that gets it, you know that feeling of doubt.


The week of a grumpy teething toddler combined with a 5 am wake up can only mean one thing.  You know you need to get out of the house.  You are grumpy and stressed and would rather stay in bed in your PJ’s all day.  Alas having a toddler means that this is not possible.  You have the choice of trying to sit on the sofa whilst the toddler occupies them self, yep I can hear you laughing from here.  The other option is to get out of the house.

Now I love seeing J play with other children he absolutely loves it.  He has started holding hands with his little friends and it is the cutest thing in the world.  When I am feeling down though all I seem to think of is the bad things.   The feelings that go through my head consist of What if he pinches a kids toy ,which is a stage we are going through at the moment.  Should I let him play on his own or should I watch over him constantly in case something happens.  When painting I fight with the urge to help him so that he doesn’t get too messy.  Then when I do help him I am thinking that people think im a helicopter parent.    As you can see a lot goes through my head in such a short space of time.  You often find yourself constantly battling with your thoughts.

I worry that J is the child you don’t want your child to play with as he is such a mini whirlwind.  When in fact I know that he is a loving caring toddler who just likes to play.

Do you have the same thought? 


  1. Natasha says:

    All the time!!! That said I’m a self professed helicopter . I just think they’re all still learning interaction so there’s going to be a few battles. It’s the mum clique that causes me the most issues

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