Do your toddlers have a hard time entertaining themselves?
I have a four year old daughter, two year old son, and a nine month old baby.
The four and two year old are a lot different to the way I remember being when I was young. Then, and now, I have always been very efficient at occupying my own space and entertaining myself. My kids, on the other hand, can't seem to entertain themselves very much at all. Is this normal?
I am a stay at home Mom; I am with them all day and when I'm not doing stuff with them they will usually start following me around looking for me to entertain them. I encourage them to "go play" "use your imagination" "go be kids"!!!
I mean, I play with them quit a bit - but if I want a break to have a cup of coffee, or wash the dishes or just chill, they start freaking out.
How can I remedy this?