I have one child who will be 6 in March and I feel that she is very clingy. I've heard things about kids who were the only child and I'm concerned that she is lonely. I've stated before that we've lived a pretty isolated life and I'm trying my best to fix the situation, but my situation is really different from a lot of other moms and I'm basically housebound. I'm not disabled or anything like that, but my circumstances live me very incompacitated, therefore, my daughter and I have never really had the chance to meet new people and socialize. I feel terrible as a parent because she hasn't the chance to be around kids her own age and she gravitates towards adults because that is who she is used to being around.
I recently moved to another state to start over, but the situation has only gotten worse because the public transportation is poor and I really don't have a way to get around. I never had the chance to learn how to drive and in my old city I took the bus. Iam looking for ways to teach my child how to be a "big" girl and entertain herself sometimes, but she's not getting it. How can I get her to understand that she has to do things on her own without following me and her dad around constantly. Some people feel that I should have more kids so that she can have a sibling, but I would rather adopt when my situation improves. Can someone please give me some friendly advice as to how I can help out my child? I just don't want us to be isolated anymore. Thanks so much.
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