My daughter never wants to do things on her own. She always needs someone to color with her, play with her, watch tv with her. Whats the best way to get her out of being so dependant?
I always try telling her she needs to be able to do things on her own. I don't mind coloring with her, but I am trying to do something or have something going on, when i tell her i can't color with her, she gets upset then just wont do it. Not just with coloring but with anything. I want her to grow to to be independant and not the think she always needs someone
I would keep working on it and go slowly. Start doing things next to her, but where you are doing something other than what she is doing. This way she still has the closeness, but you are starting to transition away. Hopefully you will eventually be able to get up and go to the next room so she can still see you, but you can get your stuff done!
This would be tough, sounds like Beth has some good advice. I have the opposite in my house too, my 15 month old doesn't want me to help her with anything!
Yes, I have done that. I am not sure if it is her being stubborn or if she really just needs someone to play with. She is an only child, but is around kids a lot between pre school and my nanny job. All these tips help and I will let you all know if we can past this!!
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