My 3 year old daughter has suddenly become so clingy that she wants me to carry her everywhere around the house, she always wants to hold on to me or sit on me. She's fine when I'm not around i.e. at daycare, it's only when I'm around. Any suggestions on dealing with this new

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Nicola - posted on 01/27/2009

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Hi, My daughter is like that with her dad, she is just aware of all whats going on around her she just want a cuddle and support!



My 2 year old daughter does the same to her dad soon as he walks through the door, he is tierd and does not need to be morled but what is starting to work is him sitting down with her for a while and reading a book or putting out teddys and all having a tea party with healthy snacks!



All My daughter needs is a bit of one to one attention and she is fine she also loves helping me match the socks and folds washing well in a fashion!



She just loves you and wants you to be close to her! Talk to her also and tell her were you are going!



Take care!

Jessica - posted on 01/27/2009

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My Godson did this. It is a difficult problem to remedy because we never want to deprive our children of affections. Try explaining to her that she is a big girl now, and doesn't need to be carried. Sometimes (with my godson) it would help to involve him in what I was doing. If I was washing dishes and he wanted to be held, I would pull up a chair and let him help me. If I was trying to clean the house I would give him a specific duty. Not only did it mean I wasn't carrying him around while trying to do things, but it made him feel useful and important... and he got what he wanted, he was spending time with me. Good luck!

Nicola - posted on 01/27/2009

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hi my daughter is like that she goes through stages of only wanting me then not try not to worry about it to much,is she an only child?if i explain what is happening when we go somewhere or meet new people she usually lets go eventually try nt to let it stress u out i promise it wont last foreverxx

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