M. Rose - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
I know this is a crazy thing to ask but I just would like to know for children preschool and younger, how much time do you think a mom should be actively engaged with the child?
I am having a hard time knowing just how much I should be sitting with, talking to, singing to, playing with my son. He is needy and I feel like I spend almost all day with him and getting things done go out the window. I'm with him so much that when I am doing something else for even 5 minutes I feel like I'm neglecting him or that I should check on him. (although it is rare he'll go too much longer than 5 minutes doing something by himself UNLESS it's mischief, leading me again to want to check on him regularly) Even when my husband is home, we are constantly interrupted and have to tell our son like 5x's in 15-20min that we are talking and to find something to do.
Is this normal? If not, how do I cut it off?