A clingy toddler – does it sounds familiar to you? How many of us have dealt with our toddler’s extreme clinginess? You know what I meant – it’s the weeks or even months when your toddler decides that YOU are the only person in the world they need to be concerned with.
Oh well, I’m just right at the center of this mess now. Little Edison is going through a stage where every departure brings a bucketful of tears. Whenever I’m at home, he will cling to me like a koala bear. Whenever I’m out of sight, he will freak out and start screaming for me.
Separation anxiety is often triggered by a stressful change in our toddler’s life. I begin to suspect whether it is caused by his school – the occasional meltdowns when I drop him at school or the change of our helper – he couldn’t get-along with her.
In the morning, he wants only ME to feed him, clean him and change him into his school uniforms. When I get home from work, he wants only ME to feed him, bathe him, play with him and pat him to sleep at night. You see, I’m virtually maid-less. Although my helper is there, but she can’t help much as Little Edison insists on me.
A clingy toddler is REALLY very difficult to deal with. I’m getting very exhausted and frustrated every day. I hope this clingy phase will be over very soon. Someone please detach this koala bear from me!