Clingy 2 1/2 year old

Kristi - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is 2 1/2 and is still clingy with me. I know I should enjoy it now b/c soon enough he won't want to be with his mommy all the time - lol. However, when I'm trying to get ready for work, shower, or make dinner, it's frustrating! I've tried distracting him and my husband tries taking him for me, but my little guy wants none of that - only me! Any suggestions!

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Krystina - posted on 01/15/2009

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Quoting Kristi: I have a daughter who turns 2 in a week and she used to be very much a mama's girl mainly because I am a single parent and that's all she's known. She didn't go to daycare until she was 9 months old, and I think that has a lot to do with how a kid reacts depending on how often he's around other kids and seeing other kids having fun without mom or dad around. But then I started dating this other guy, and my daughter was as shy as ever. His family did not put up with it, and I didn't let her be clingy. They would just take her outside or do something with her even if she was crying. It didn't bother them a bit. I guess my advice is he's only going to be clingy as long as you let him be that way. Get away for a husband and wife date and get a babysitter while he's still awake(during the day). Then when he sees you return, he will grasp onto the idea that you do return when you leave-whether you leave the house, or leave the room for a shower.  I hope this helps!! I was in the same situation, but we got past it.

Clingy 2 1/2 year old

My son is 2 1/2 and is still clingy with me. I know I should enjoy it now b/c soon enough he won't want to be with his mommy all the time - lol. However, when I'm trying to get ready for work, shower, or make dinner, it's frustrating! I've tried distracting him and my husband tries taking him for me, but my little guy wants none of that - only me! Any suggestions!


 

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