Michelle - posted on 08/10/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I'm a stay at home mom and my son is 21 months old. He rarely is ever apart from me which I'm finding is a detriment. I can't go downstairs to do laundry, I can't go throw out the garbage or get groceries out of the car without him having a meltdown over it. I can deal with him crying at home but now that I joined a gym, I also signed up for the kiddie care so he can get exposure to other kids. Problem is, I can't shut the door let alone walk away from it without him freaking out and crying until he chokes on his own tears. They have a rule that children can't cry for more than 10 minutes because it's a disturbance to the other children. I couldn't pry him off the door long enough to introduce him to the other children. The minute I opened the door he bolted and ran outside crying and was calm by the time he got into the car. Going to pre-school will be a hoot if I can't get him off my leg without him collapsing into an emotional heap. He really needs to spend more time with other children and have some Logan alone time just for him. Any suggestions of what I can do?