Can anyone tell me about redirection?

Sherri - posted on 11/12/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 4-year-old who does not make it obvious that she is jealous of my 2 month old. But, she is very clingy lately. She also finds it necessary to repeat herself, even when you have responded to her.

I have heard about redirection, and thought that I was doing it right. But, I can't seem to help her to feel like she is still needed and loved.

Not that I don't show her any attention, I just am not able to spend as much time as I would like to with her, since she is in time-out quite a bit... or waking up the baby constantly so that I can not get a break.

also, I have noticed that she can't go for very long without asking me for something... I'm wondering if this is because she is afraid that she won't get what she needs from me or something??? idk


Anaquita - posted on 11/12/2012




This is pretty normal, actually, with a new baby around. Make sure you spend a bit of time every day, just you and her. And every once in awhile have an outing with just the two of you and she will, eventually, settle down.

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