Nancy - posted on 07/08/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a stay at home mom to two girls a 2 yr old and a 9 mos. old. My 2 year old is extremely clingy to me to the point that it is hard for her to just leave me. She is a sensitive girl and I am very patient and understanding with her. I understand that staying home with her contributes to this but at the same time I am really concerned about her separation anxiety and want to encourage her to be more independent. Before her sister came into the picture she was not as clingy but now she is and I do understand a part of it is b/c of having a new sibling and jealousy but I can't even just drop her off at her Sunday School class and leave her alone without her crying, screaming, and acting like I've abandoned her! I am going to have her start preschool part time to get used to being independent and not always with mommy but I am extremely worried about her severe separation anxiety affecting her preschool experience. Any moms out there have any advice on dealing with an over clingy toddler girl? Thanks!