Lately my 2 year old is clinging to her father....I know this isnt a bad thing but i feel as though she doesnt like me anymore. How do i get past these feelingS??

Tara - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Lately my 2 year old is clinging to her father....I know this isnt a bad thing but i feel as though she doesnt like me anymore. How do i get past these feelingS??

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Your daughter loves you!! Don't worry! They always know who their mom is no matter what! Have you heard the saying "a mother is like a God to a child". I was a daddys girl, my mom did admit to me she used to get jealous when I was a child and I used to cause arguments between her and my dad. I would not recommend this at all, it really does not help, I still love my mom and I always will but I feel she could have treated me better and we could have been happier if she did not feel this way. I have a two year old daughter who has always clung to me and would never go near her dad, mama was her 1st word and even though she is talking a lot, using lots of words and sentences she has only just started to say dada so now you have mentioned this I can understand how he has been feeling. She screams everytime he picks her up and only I can get her to bed. I'm sure her dad understands that she loves us both, hes never give up on her, thats what I love about him even though we have had lots of problems not because of this reason. The fact that he never gives up on his kids is part of the reason I take him back, we are all getting on better now. I suppose with every child there is always one parent they seem to cling on to but they do still love both parents the same, there must be some attraction that one parent has over the other and the child senses this as children are innocent and pick up on things about people that we don't but that doesn't mean theres anything wrong with you and they do still love both their parents the same so don't worry and cheer up. Be glad of the break!!! I could never put my daughter down so I never got one!!!! x

Rachel - posted on 01/01/2010

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She will love you forever. Just think of all those lovely moments like when she was little and first started hugging you... see if she'll participate in one of her favourite activities with you - playdough, tickle time (maybe tickle stuffed animals too), dance and do hand movements to toddler songs (like head, shoulders knees and toes)... see if you can reconnect and then just be grateful for the break (if she's always clinging to her dad, you don't have to hold her all the time, break for the back and shoulders) - good luck

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