My first daughter was raised by my husband until she was almost one and she has not seperation anxiety or attachment issues but i stayed home after having Mia and yes ill admit i might have held her alot at first but now it is out of control.!.
No matter where we are she has to be on me and i dont mean that as a figure of speach i mean it literally. She will crawl around and explore than return to me and play with what she got.
I know what your going to say... dont pick her up, but i have been doing that and all she does is SHRIEK like she is being killed for a LONG time and then shell forget for 10 mins and remember and the cycle will begin all over again ... after a while i cant take it and have to pick her up (only after an hour of constant screaming).
she is too old now so what do i do? (she is one)
Um no, I wasn't going to say DONT pick her up. Love on her. Enjoy this time. I know it gets frustrating but you only get this small amount of time before they go off exploring and don't need you anymore. Relax and roll with it before long, it's over.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:12 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Oh and I didn't read that part about her being 1. I have a 1 year old. I have found that if I take time out constantly thru the day to just sit and play with her and hold her she doesn't seem so needy throughout the rest of the day.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:13 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
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Answer by jdbrown21 at 1:42 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
You and your daughter are well bonded. This is a wonderful thing, not a bad thing!! Yes, you should pick her up. You spoil a child by buying them whatever they want and not teaching them responsibility. You do not spoil a child with unconditional love or by meeting their needs. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is a wonderful parenting book www.naomialdort.com Use a sling or other carrier, and enjoy your little one!
Answer by rkoloms at 2:19 PM on Jan. 23, 2011