Heather - posted on 06/24/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 2 year old has been wanting to be held constantly. If I walk he is tripping over my feet if he's not trying to stop me to try and get me to hold him. He cries when I try to do anything besides with him. He cries for a drink or for food when he's not hungry. It's getting my newborn upset so then my newborn wants to be held constantly. Which upsets my oldest even more. I basically go between the 2 crying kids. not all day but more so then not. what gets me is I take the time out for each of them but the moment I get the newborn my 2 year old tries to get on top of me. If I tell my 2 year old to get off my lap because I'm trying to burp my new born> The 2 year old gets so upset and cries like I hate him. He asked me if I was mad at him once. I need help to get him to understand that I love him. That he doesn't have to be on top of me 247. That space and independence can be good also. Or like how can I set up boundaries? My 2 year old is already shy around everyone else when he's with me. If he"s with anyone else he's normal. Oh and he already does everything I tell him not to if he thinks I'm ignoring him. But he shows me out of no where that he is listening. He is just not doing what I say on purpose. I'm one person. He is a great helper so he's definitely included. advice would be great or discussion. Anything by this point. It's rare getting this spare time.