I've posted before about difficult child's endless 'need' for material things. It always seemed like she had this emptiness in her that she tried to fill with things. Lately, her requests for things had dramatically subsided. Until about 2 weeks ago. All of a sudden she 'needs' things again. I'm talking she's asking for 4 or 5 new things that she 'needs' or 'really, really wants' every day. Anything from knitting needles to big ticket items. In that time she's also been having headaches and tummy aches and having trouble sleeping. In addition, her speech cluttering has increased again. It had gotten much better. So, now I'm thinking this 'need' is a sign of her anxiety. She's not off the charts and she hasn't had any panic attacks. But, I think it's safe to say that her anxiety is kicking up again.