Clingy?

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christine_08's picture
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Clingy?

For awhile, our son was fine when I left the room or went to work. Now, he seems to be back to a more clingy stage, where he becomes very anxious and upset if I walk away, such as to shower, even if DH is there. Anyone else experiencing this now? I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not.

rubber_da_glove's picture
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No advice. Alexander is the opposite of clingy Lol It's probably phase.

Starryblue702's picture
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No I wouldn't be. My Liberty can be both at times, I think it's just part of being 2!

fuchsiasky's picture
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Yes! Since we took a trip in June Kaiya has been super clingy. Mummy is the only person that she wants to do anything for her. She wants me around all the time. I have to distract her to get to go to the bathroom sometimes. DH hears "no, Mummy" a lot these days. I hope it is just a phase cause I am not liking this!

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Fuchsia, that is EXACTLY what's happening here! My DH is really concerned. He says that it doesn't hurt his feelings, but I feel sorry for him because, honestly, it would hurt my feelings if it was the other way around.

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Ryken has never been clingy. Never, ever. He would go home with anyone, anytime. When we're at the play area at the mall he'll sometimes try to play with the other parents. Seriously embarrassing.

I have no advice, but I'm guessing it's a phase.

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"christine_08" wrote:

Fuchsia, that is EXACTLY what's happening here! My DH is really concerned. He says that it doesn't hurt his feelings, but I feel sorry for him because, honestly, it would hurt my feelings if it was the other way around.

I feel sorry for DH. It does hurt his feelings. One thing that we have arranged is that he takes Kaiya while I am at work on mondays. We have childcare arrangements for the other days but mondays are Daddy Day. He even has it on his availability at work so that nothing interferes. It seems to help them to have that time together without me so that they can connect in their own way. Could you look at setting up some good one on one time for the two of them? A standing weekly Daddy Date?

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"KatieWillis" wrote:

Ryken has never been clingy. Never, ever. He would go home with anyone, anytime. When we're at the play area at the mall he'll sometimes try to play with the other parents. Seriously embarrassing.

This is Alexander. He talks to strangers all the time. It's a bit worrying really!!

christine_08's picture
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That's a good idea! I'll run that past DH. Smile

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"fuchsiasky" wrote:

DH hears "no, Mummy" a lot these days. I hope it is just a phase cause I am not liking this!

Same here. Sometimes DH gets frustrated with that and me too:(