Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
this might be sort of a vent, but I hope there are others like me out there..
my 20m old is getting worse by the day with wanting to be tied to me night and day. she can't be away from me without screaming for me, even when i leave her with my hubby. About a month ago she started realizing when we go to grandmas that she will be left alone in her care and she clings to me like glue and when i can slip out,my mom tells me she cried for an hour. I love all the love and attention, but some days it is just too much for me to handle and i have a lot of patience but that is dwindling down.
Now she won't sit her her chair to eat, she had to sit in my lap. she has to sleep with me or she wakes every 2 hours howling for me. Is this terrible 2s or something else? I don't have the heart to let her cry it out for bed time, the last time I tried this, she climbed out of her crib at almost 14 months, so she is very determined to find a way to me. i have sat in the rocking chair in her room and she wants to lay in my lap. I love love love the snuggles, but I am afraid that she will never be functional without me. I am a SAHM BTW..
I feel trapped most of the time and feel bad for those that take care of her. I do disciple her if things get out of control, by putting her in the naughty corner or do a time out in public places. But I feel that she doesn't get it all the time, that mommy is mad at her bad behavior. I know that she is testing and acting out, but I don't want to give her negative attention all the time so I ignore her a lot of the time and I think that is why it might be getting worse. HELP PLEASE! any helpful advice is welcome.