Annie - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi, I am having a bit of a hard time adjusting to my 3 yr old's needs. I've got 2 teenage kids who were easy to raise as little ones, hence i thought i was a super mum...not now! My daughter is clingy,tantrums,super loving and bright but won't leave my side. We tried nursery but she was traumatized by my leaving. She didn't stop crying when i left. I would return half an hour later to find her still crying. I pulled her out because i didn't want it to become a major trauma but it seems it has and now. I'm the only one she will go out with. I recently read a book about highly sensitive children and she fits the bill totally, much to my relief! So she has too much sensitivity and input and needs careful handling. But I'm still struggling to reach the right balance. My question is are there any other parents out there who have experienced this and how did they cope?