Thread: Clingy Child
View Single Post
Indoorvoice 05:50 PM 10-15-2018
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
I started watching a 12 month old about a month ago and she is so clingy. She will play with the other kids if Iím right there but the second I need to do something else such as go in the kitchen (I have an open layout) or go wash my hands, help someone in the bathroom, she starts screaming. She just follows me screaming. Iím really hoping she gets over this, I really want it to work but it makes it very difficult to tend to the other kids. How would you guys handle this?
It's ok she has these feelings. Acknowledge, "wow you're really upset I can't be with you right now." but let her be. Those feelings are fine, but they don't need to intrude on yours. "you have big feelings about that!" is a common phrase of mine. It communicates that I care, but that I'm not alternating my schedule for their perceived schedule.