my 5 yr old daughter is just way too attached to do i get her to be more independent??

Gina - posted on 08/06/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




my 5 yr old daughter is just way too attached to me....she doesnt want to go and play with others if im not there standing next to her (or even close by), and if she does, she will go for less than 5 minutes and then return to me....Even if were at home, she will either follow me around the house, or yell out to me to see if im there and havent left..ive asked her what shes afraid of and why she is like that and shes replied that shes scared that im going to leave. Even when i reasure her that im not going to go anywhere, she still continues being the same.....its very do i get her unattached??.....


Kate CP - posted on 08/06/2011




Give her the confidence to know that you will always be right there. Forcing a child to be independent can often back fire. Letting them discover independence on their own is much better.


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Gina - posted on 09/05/2011




kate thanks for ur trying to give her the confidence that i'll always be there...i think she knows it bc i have proved it time and time again...i guess i just got to be patient untill she feels more confident...

Emma thankyou also for your idea, however im just not sure if they sell child locators here where im at ( one of greeks islands)...very hard to find im sure, but i guess if i have no luck, i can always try the internet....

Emma - posted on 08/10/2011




I know this might sound strange but you know you get those kid locators that beep if the kid ventures past a set distance, Well what if you give her the bit the mom normally keeps and you hang on the the kid part, then she can feel secure that you are always close by even if she cant see you. While she builds her self confidence.

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