easy child will be 8 in two weeks. She is usually our good natured, bubbly, easy going child. Timid, but not to the point of worry. Lately, she is tearful, clingy and super sensitive. She cries daily over something. She frequently cries/whines "I don't know what you mean" to a simple request. She freaks over simple decisions such as lunch choice, etc. She wants to sit by me where ever we go and acts as if she is living under a microscope and is being hovered over. If she is in her room, or in another room, and I call to her, she screams that I've scared her. This is not constant, but enough to concern me. She and I had one-on-one time together yesterday - we played games (I taught her how to play checkers) and we figured out her sewing machine (she made a pretty cool felt bookmark), etc. She is getting adequate sleep and food. Things with difficult child have been fairly stable. I'm not sure what's going on. I have emailed her teacher this morning to see if this behavior is carrying over to the classroom. On one hand, I don't want to look for trouble, but on the other hand, if she is going to also have issues, I want to be proactive - guess that's my nature. This behavior has been going on for quite some time at home. Anyone have any thoughts??