Carol - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
my friend is currently babysitting a 13 month old girl. she's got 2 kids herself (2 and 4) this girl HAS to be held all the time or she'll scream, not even crying, screaming. she's been watching her for about 2 months now and there's still no change in her attitude, we're aware it COULD be separation anxiety, but its been going on for a while now. Once she's held everything is okay, but my friend cant be holding her ALL the time as she's got two other children of her own. shes tried everything (including talking to her parents about it) and nothing seems to be working. she doesnt want to cause any emotional issues, but she just doesnt know what to do anymore. how should she deal with this without neglecting her two children?