Julie - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I’m looking for advice, guidance or just to say be patient or appreciate it while you can because in ten years he won’t want to be with you (ha).
My four year old son is driving me bonkers by not being able to play/entertain himself. His brother, 18 months younger, has been able to play/entertain himself since he was two. With my younger child, when I walk in the door after work he goes right to his toys; my older asks, "What can I do mom?" And proceeds to follow me. I could turn on the TV, but I don’t believe that is a solution. As a result, I can’t get much done, ie make dinner, clean, fold laundry, garden. This has gone on since he was two, and he has LOTS of things to help entertain himself. Sometimes I have him help me with things I'm doing, but he needs to learn to do things independently.