My son will be 2 next month and I swear he's bored. We play with him and really LOVE to play with him but its like if we are not entertaining him 100% of the time, he starts whining. He has cars, trucks, crayons, puzzles - he does not watch tv or movies ( his own choice - he has NO interest ) we make forts, do art projects, go to the park, take walks outside, play outside. but he just will not play by himself. I am afraid it will start affecting his creativity and imagination skills. Plus the whining is getting really Frustrating. He crys and whines more than most newborns do. You can only distract and be fun and creative so many Hours in a day. I am at a loss lately with him. Me and my husband are very much in love and very much love our son but I am wondering why he seems so bored or unhappy all the time. He's fine medically cause I've had SOO many tests done to figure out why he acts so miserable all the time,.. any idea?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Oct. 13, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Oct. 13, 2009
start by taking yourself away from him for short periods of time then slowly increase the time you are "away" from him even if it is in the other room. You should not have to "entertain" your child. At 2 y.o. he should be able to play by himself for short periods and entertain himself. If you continue to do it for him he will not learn to be independent. Start by just simply saying things like.....Son I am going in the kitchen for 5 minutes you play with________ while I am gone I will be right back. Try to always say the same thing or something close to it. He will begin to relax because he will learn that you will come back eventually. If you are still having problems with this in 6 months you may want to take him to play groups, or the local library for reading time or even a pre-K for socialization skills
Answer by justgrape723 at 2:16 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by missanc at 2:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Next question overall
(School-Age Kids (5-8))
Do you keep all your kid's schoolwork that comes back home?