clingy 1yr oldd help

Brooke - posted on 03/20/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Im a stay at home mom of a 7 yr n 16mnth old my son willl not let me out of his sight. If i wash dishes he screams. Till i sit down withh him. To get my attn hhollars in this screech whiney tone. ALL DAY LOng. After nine hours it becomes overbearing.my daughter was never like this.she always was content ..n loved independent play

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Jeri - posted on 03/21/2013

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That sounds like my second son. He could sit in the kitchen floor, but if I wasn't with him he was screaming and big ole crocodile tears running down his face, it was horrible! I finally talked with my family and told them they needed to help me, to help him. I couldn't make him not want me, he had to learn he could trust them. Daddy started taking him into our bedroom and dancing ( which he loved to so at that age)... the first few times were torture ( or he made it sound that way with all his tantrum), but he grew to liking it. We did things like dishes, and then spaced out more time, like dishes and a shower, etc. It can be hard, but know that even though he screams, he is being taken care of. He just needs to learn he can trust and rely on others besides you. To this day, he still prefers me to anyone else, but he knows he can choose to stay at grandmas or loves to stay with daddy when I can't be there.

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