My daughter is 23 months old, and aside from a handful of times that I've left her with her daddy for an hour or so to do errands, I've never been apart from her. MIL has babysat a couple of times, but only when my daughter was in bed for the night. Is this really such a bad thing? I don't want my daughter left with babysitters, nor put in daycare, because I don't want her to feel abandoned.
But everytime I tell people this, I get lectured about how my daughter will grow up to be clingy.
My mom was a SAHM, and she never left me with babysitters. The first time I was away from her was when I started kindergarten. I wasn't clingy at all-I looked forward to going to school!
Any opinions or comments?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Jun. 10, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 7:28 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
There is nothing wrong with it at all:) I did the same thing with all three of my girls. I never let anyone (but hubby) watch them until they were about 3, which would be about the time they went to preschool. None of them are clingy, they all have different personalities, none of which has anything to do with me being with them 24/7 as babies and toddlers. Do what you are comfortable with and don't listen to the naysayers:)
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