I'm just curious to see how much time you actually spend 1 on1 with your toddler? My son will be 3 in March, and I've started having him play in his room at times (mostly to give me a breather) but I don't do it often. But still, when I do, I feel terrible! And he never wants to stay in there! lol I know he's at an age where he strives for attention, and I give him TONS! But I've seen some people who barely interact with their children at all! With all the speculation these days about whether or not we're being "super mom" or even a good mom for that matter just make me wonder.. and I over doing it and he's going to be clingy, or am I not spending enough time?
Honestly, I couldn't spend more time with him. I think encouraging some independence with an almost three-year-old is great, and not anything to feel terrible about. If he is resistent, try including him as your "helper" and he'll either really enjoy it or one day say "Umm, Mom, I think I'd rather play in my room than help you fold laundry." LOL! I smothered my oldest son with 24/7 love and attention. Everyone said he was too attached. Well, the result was the most confident, self-assured, independent young man, and I got endless comments about that after he was about four years old. It sounds to me like you're doing awesome. Here's what our days look like ..... continued ......
Answer by FreeHomeBiz at 12:43 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by bubblycute at 12:35 AM on Jan. 11, 2009
I am with my two-year-old son 24/7. I get a break during his nap and after he goes to bed at 7 p.m. every night. He plays very well on his own in the family room while I work on my laptop. I work in 30-minute spurts and then stop to give him my full attention. I make sure we spend time every day reading books, doing puzzles, blocks, Legos, coloring, Play Doh, and running around outside when the weather permits. We eat all of our meals together and he also has my undivided attention when I give him a bath every day. We have routines for nap and bedtime. I include him in everything I do from loading the dishwasher, to cooking, to laundry.
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