My 16 month old son has always been close to me, but never had seperation anxiety. Hes just getting over a brief, mild cold and he has been more clingy than ever. He screams and throws the WORST fit ever, he just screams mamama until I return from what it is I had to do- I cant pee, I cant DO ANYTHING! I have to wait for him so he can follow me to clean or do any routine things I have to do everyday. I work full time, when I leave in the mornings he smiles and waves bye bye, once Im home he cant let me leave the room.
My SO is getting a little butthurt about this, or that I made him too clingy, like I LIKE hearing his torturous sounding screams. I need a way to kinda ease him apart and know that I will always come back or idk- whatever it takes to stop these tantrums. Could it just be a phase? If so how can I help him pass it up? He's slept in my bed for almost a week now.
and he throws the biggest fit OVE NOTHING!
Asked by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
This does happen when kids get sick. To make it worst, separation anxiety peaks at around 18 months - so it will get worse before it gets better and it gets better slowly, over a couple of years.
Tell your SO to not take it personally. All kids go through phases where they prefer one parent over the other. His turn is coming and YOU will be the odd man out. They don't mean to be insulting to the other parent, it's just a normal part of development.
Answer by kaycee14 at 6:13 PM on Jun. 22, 2009