Re: Why does he cover his eyes
Hey, I'm a mother of a 3 yr. old(who doesn't do this particular thing) but I just wanted to write that maybe it's just something he's figured out that helps him when he does feel some emotion he doesn't understand or want to feel. I read somewhere that 2 yr. olds especially do very quirky things and that's perfectly ok. They'll grow out of it after a while. But maybe you should just curiously ask him--in a friendly, playful tone,"What are you hiding from?" and maybe tickle him or start playing with him to get his mind off of whatever is going on if it seems like he's distressed. Maybe read him a book or let him help you clean or cook something....I don't know the situation exactly, but from your post it just seems like it's a quirky coping tactic he's experimenting with. You shouldn't think negatively about it.....but it's good that you're such an attentive, concerned mom! Take care.