Jessie - posted on 03/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Help! My daughter is just approaching three years old. As a stay at home mom, I spend a lot of time playing with her. I try to involve her in every activity I am doing from vacuuming to cooking. We do games that are just for her as well, trips to the park, and play with the neighbor girl almost everyday. All of this being said, it is impossible to get her to play independently! When we ask her to play with her toys for a bit she often throws a tantrum, begging us to play with her, or asking to watch tv instead (something that we don't allow very often). If we try to leave her in her play area, she will follow us around, and inevitably get into things she KNOWS is off limits. She can no longer play with crayons unless we color with her, or you better believe our walls will look like a Jackson Pollock in 5 minutes flat. Even when we are outside she refuses to do any activity without us, or at least without our undivided attention. I am concerned she is getting too much attention from us, but I am unsure how to resolve the issue.