My 19 mo. old daughter always wants her Mommy. I'm exhausted! Are their any tricks to make her more independant?

Patricia - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am a stay at home Mom and my daughter is always wanting to be in the same room as me whether it is the bedroom, kitchen or even the bathroom. She starts crying "MOMMY!" or "MOM, HELP!" if she does not see me. She is like this even with my husband and her 9 and 10 year old siblings. She does not want to play on her own or without me. I cannot cook, shower or rest for very long. It makes any time away from her a nightmare for the caretaker and myself, because I can imagine her stress of not having me there. Is there any advice or tricks you can provide to make my daughter more independant?

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It's a stage. A lot of kids go through that, including mine. Thankfully it is temporary. :) I usually left her crying in the church nursery and the nursery worker would give her crackers to make her stop. About a month ago, my daughter started going in the church nursery without crying. Hang in there!

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