Beth - posted on 03/01/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 20 mo old daughter REFUSES to play by herself. She has plenty of toys and each morning we get a basket and she puts toys in there to play with for the day- we bring the basket into the living room so she can be near me and as long as i am sitting there watching her she is fine- the minute i get up she is right under my feet crying. I take time during the day to play w/ her- i always make sure we play just as much as i'm cleaning/ doing chores. but i just can't get her to play alone. Even when her sister comes home from school and her dad gets off work she insists on having somebody right beside her all the time. I don't expect her to play by herself all day, i love taking time out to spend w/ her however i feel it's important she knows how to entertain herself. I didn't have this problem w/ my 8 year old- any one have any suggestions?? Thanks!