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Jessica - posted on 04/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a stay at home mom with my four & almost two year old. My daughter is the most social kid ever! Not shy nothing but my almost two year old son is very very clingy especially in a bigger group.... I know it's kind of inevitable because he is with me so much but I'm just looking for any advice to help him grow out of it some. we're all going to be going on a trip to visit my family that I haven't seen in forever & I want to be able to visit and do stuff with them without having a little boy attached to me whining if I move away from him. I do take him to things like the park, reading time, & a kids play time & he does fine with that because everyone is doing their own thing & not really paying close attention to him :) Anyways, any advice would be much appreciated!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tabitha - posted on 04/10/2012




He needs some play dates away from you. This is easier to do if you have friends that won't mind keeping him for a bit. Start off slow, 45 minutes. Work your way up. Even if you don't have any errands to run, he'll need to learn that he can have fun while you're gone and that you will be back. Don't linger when you drop him off, kiss kiss, mommy loves you and I'll be back soon. Lingering while he's crying and clinging, only prolongs it. They usually stop crying within a few minutes of you being gone. Also, have dad drop him off a few times.

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