This is what my 2 yo says repeatedly throughout what has turned into very long days. I love her more then words can say. She has turned very needy, she went through a bout with ear infections - they were severe and she had 2 right in a row. So she was babied a lot. Anyways all day long she cries and whines and says "Ineed you" until I pick her up. 99% of the time it is me she wants. I really can't haul her around all day, I have to do laundry at some point - I am sure the rest of the family is running low on undies lol. What can I do aside from telling her no. As I type she is on my lap whining bc I sat her in the chair 20 minutes ago when I let the dog in and she was mad bc I didn't carry her the 3 steps with me to the door. ~Help~Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on Mar. 8, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by sarah_smile at 8:45 AM on Mar. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Mar. 8, 2009
Answer by PeachMom329 at 12:04 PM on Mar. 8, 2009
We Mom's are always justifying and excusing, it's natural. My children have been through more than most children have, I make no excuses and demand for good behavior in spite of it all! At this age some kids go through separation anxiety, acknowledge her needs, without allowing her to manipulate her. If you need to do laundry, give her a chore to help you, have her carry the basket, or put in the laundry soap. Tell her that now that she is getting to be a big girl, she can be a big helper and that big girls who can help don't whine. Use this as a great life lesson for her and give her something special for her to do. That makes her feel important and "grown up". Helping Mom is something all kids love to do! I know that we Mom's want to kiss all the boo boos and make life easy for our children, in that mindset, we set our children up for failure. Use this to your benefit for your childs benefit! Sending you hugs!
Answer by blessed5x at 1:26 PM on Mar. 8, 2009
Answer by Amber-Leigh at 1:44 PM on Mar. 8, 2009